Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Facebook Scam

When a social media site gets as big as Facebook it is inevitable that it will be the focus of scams trying to do you harm. Keep an eye out for any email you receive that says anything about a "Facebook Password Reset". This email looks as though it is from Facebook and tells you that your Facebook password has been reset and you can find your new password in an attached zip file.

So how does the scam work? The zip file installs a password stealer when the user clicks on it. This password stealer can then access any username/password used on that computer. It is not just limited to your Facebook account.

I actually received on of these emails this morning. Just remember if you get one of these DON'T CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT!!