View Full Version : Facebook password scam

18-03-2010, 04:47 AM
You can read the article at cnet.
Beware the new Facebook password reset scam | InSecurity Complex - CNET News (http://msn-cnet.com.com/8301-27080_3-20000682-245.html?part=msn-cnet&subj=ns&tag=feed)

18-03-2010, 06:23 AM
I just checked the link that you provided and I'm quite amazed by the news. I had heard of such instances but wasn't sure about the genuineness of the talks. These mails are such that anyone would open and download the files. I think that the scams of this kind are getting bolder and bolder every day and causing a greater threat to the security of the people. We need to be more careful while accessing the mails of these kinds, this is the only way out as of now.

18-03-2010, 09:07 AM
I received that very same email - quite convincing and looks like it is from the Facebook team.

Hopefully all A/V programs will pick it up and delete it on sight!

18-03-2010, 10:05 AM
I'm up for a good game. If I get it I'll see how good my security is and open it.


18-03-2010, 11:34 PM
If you get an e-mail that appears to be from Facebook saying the company reset your password and urging you to open an attachment, it is a scam. Repeat, it is a scam.


The attachment contains a password stealer that can potentially access any username and password combination used on the computer, not just the login credentials for Facebook.

There are obvious clues that this is a phishing scam. For one, Facebook doesn't send e-mails like this. It may send an e-mail with a link where the user can reset the password, but not an e-mail with an attachment. Secondly, the e-mail has poor grammar and awkward phrases. For instance, Facebook is not capitalized in the salutation.

Beware the new Facebook password reset scam | InSecurity Complex - CNET News (http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20000682-245.html)

Jelly Bean
18-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Thankyou StarBuck I already been notifying friends of this issue over the past few days.

Also the FaceBook who is spying on your profile apps.These apps are nothing but information stealers and should not be used.

BBC - Newsbeat - Facebook removing stalker applications (http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/technology/newsid_10060000/newsid_10060600/10060679.stm)

Plastic Nev
19-03-2010, 10:27 PM
Thanks for this information. I actually found it elsewhere nudge, wink;)
However I have done my best to spread the word amongst those I know who use Facebook.

20-03-2010, 12:47 AM
It's like the CNET link says.............
Facebook has over 350 million members.
imagine if only 1 million clicked this bad link!!!!!!!!!!!
That's a lot of work for the malware removal guys!