Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be careful, New Virus that will Steal Your Facebook Account

. Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Facebook users are being warned not to click on the attachments in e-mails that look of Facebook that asking for a password reset confirmation. Users receive an e-mail that appears to be from the social networking website and the e-mails have malicious attachments that will be dangerous, immediately infect computers once opened. Some of the actions taken by the virus include searching for and stealing passwords and login information to various personal accounts, including banking information or other investment accounts.

McAfee said that it saw the largest growth of infected e-mail on Tuesday and that it is possibility that the scam will end up infecting millions of computers around the world. The best way is do not click on attachments unless you are 100% sure that the sender and the integrity of the attachment.

Facebook confirmed that they do not send such e-mails and that it is warning users to alert others of the pending danger in the virus-laden e-mails. Facebook users could represent a very vulnerable demographic to spread viruses and hackers, because they often do not care about the security of their online activities. People are often involved in Facebook, Instant Messaging and e-mail at the same time, quickly clicking on all things that is show in and out of their screen. It is easy to imagine millions of Facebook users accidentally clicking on an e-mail attachments they believe is from Facebook without thinking about it.


Aragone79 said...

This could be so horrible. Thank's for the warning. Btw, next time, please include the source/reference link.

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