Facebook account cancellation malware poses as Adobe Flash update

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you received an email asking you to confirm that you wish to cancel your account?

Be on your guard.

A Naked Security reader was in touch with us earlier today, after his suspicions were aroused by an email he had received – seemingly from Facebook.


Hi [email address]

We are sending you this email to inform you that we have received an account cancellation request from you. Please follow the link below to confirm or cancel this request

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

To confirm or cancel this request, follow the link below:
click here

Our correspondent was right to be suspicious. The link doesn’t point to an official Facebook page, but a third-party application running on the Facebook platform. Of…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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