Facebook Users: If you see a post like the one depicted in the example below, in your NEWS FEED, do not click any of the links in it. The message is a Phishing Scam that leads to a website with a malware download on it. Avoid It.
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You gotta love this, I found this video on facebook
Clicking the link given in the above message will lead you to the fake facebook website below. You can tell the website is a fake by looking at the URL displayed in the browsers address bar. Www.fizuckbook.com is clearly not facebook.com. If you were to enter your login information on fizuckbook.com, you would find yourself locked out of your facebook account at some point in the future. This site is also designed to try and push malware on to your computer. As soon as I visited the page my Anti-Virus picked up an unwanted program named "HTML.Bandom.B.2". Needless to say, you clearly want to stay away from this site.
Example Phishing Website ( www.fizuckbook.com )- Click To Enlarge
What The Word "Phishing" Means.
In the field of computer security, Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website who's look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
On facebook and other social networking sites victims are often sent phishing links via inbox, chat messages or wall post. These communications appear to be from friends in the victims friends list or even from that social networks staff. However, the messages are never sent to the victim by those parties.
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How To: Spot, Avoid, Report and Recover from Facebook Phishing.
If you have followed one of the links on facebook to an external website or downloaded a piece of software you are unsure of, and believe you may have gotten a virus infection, I suggest you check your current Anti-Virus software to make sure it is up-to-date and functioning properly. Then you should run a full virus scan on your system. If you do not have Anti-Virus Software on your system, please visit the link below. It has resources listed to help you obtain what you need.
How To Stay Virus Free