Malware spammed out as Facebook password change notification

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you received an email from “Facebook Service” telling you that your password had been changed because a spam message had been sent from your account, would you believe it?

Well, cybercriminals certainly hope you would as they’re spamming out malicious emails today attempting to trick unsuspecting users into opening an attached Trojan horse.

The messages look similar to the following:

Subject:

Facebook Service. Personal data has been changed! ID[random number]

or

Subject:

Facebook Office. Your login details changed! ID[random number]

Attachment:

Facebook_details_ID[random number].zip

using different random numbers.

Message body:

Good afternoon

A Spam is sent from your FaceBook account.

Your password has been changed for safety.

Information regarding…

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.

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