Facebook hit by password stealing virus

March 19, 2010 - CyberMania
Facebook hit by password stealing virus

Anti-virus company McAfee is reporting that Facebook has become the target of a virus which steals passwords and other sensitive information from the social network’s 400 million users. The virus comes via spam emails that state that users Facebook accounts have had their passwords reset. You are then urged to click on an attachment to “obtain new login credentials.” Once opened, the attachment unleashes a group of trojans, including a password stealing software.

“This threat is potentially very dangerous considering that there are over 350 million Facebook users who could fall for this scam,” adds McAfee. For those who are scared of the virus, the email is titled “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Customer Support.” It should be deleted immediately.

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