Facebook becomes Phacebook as phishers launch attacks

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There have been reports overnight of a series of new phishing attacks against users of Facebook.

At the back end of April, SophosLabs blogged about a phishing campaign on Facebook directing users to visit www.fbaction.net and www.fbstarter.com.

Since then we’ve seen a series of attacks (typically you will see a message apparently from a Facebook friend inviting you to check out a link) pointing to domains such as www.junglemix.in, www.kromked.net, mygener.im, and most recently www.151.im, www.121.im and www.123.im.

The aim of these schemes? To grab your Facebook username and password.

Because if you click on the link you typically will get taken to a fake Facebook page, designed to phish information…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.