Facebook hit by password stealing virus

Tagged: Facebook, Technology
Source: AfterDawn - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 31 weeks ago

Popular anti-virus company McAfee is reporting today that Facebook has become the target of a virus that aims to steal 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." Delete it immediately.