Monday, May 04, 2009

Facebook users confronted with new fake logon scam


AOL users this morning are being advised about a new scam that can hijack a Facebook member’s account. The user gets a message in her Facebook inbox with links to “FBAction.net”, which leads to a fake Log in screen.

It doesn’t seem as yet that the scheme was taking other personal information. It seems like it was more a ‘proof of concept’ attack on Facebook itself. Facebook has blocked the address.

The news story ("Web Social Networking: New Facebook Phishing Scam Will Hijack Your Account") is by Terrence O’Brien, dated April 30, and appears here.

We haven’t heard yet of similar attacks on Myspace, but users should be aware of any invitations that offers a new way to log on to a social networking site.

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