Be wary of emails claiming to be from Facebook, and saying that you have been tagged in a photograph.
Because it might be that you’re the next potential victim of a malware attack.
SophosLabs has intercepted a spammed-out email campaign, designed to infect recipients’ computers with malware.
Here is an example of what a typical email can look like:
Subject: Christine McLain Gibbs tagged a photo of you on Facebook
From: Facebook <email@example.com>
(Did you notice what was odd about the email? The ‘from’ address misspells Facebook as “Faceboook” with three “o”s)
If you click on the link in the email, you are not taken immediately to the real Facebook website.
Instead, your browser is taken to a website hosting some malicious iFrame script (which takes advantage of the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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