Offensive Facebook email leads to Blackhole malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Facebook users are warned to be on their guard against unsolicited emails they might receive suggesting that someone has left an offensive comment about them on their wall.

Hi,

<REDACTED> commented on your Wall post.

<REDACTED> wrote: “you piece of shit!!!”

See the comment thread

Reply to this email to comment on this post.

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

Of course, if you were alert you would hopefully notice that whoever sent out the emails has done a pretty poor job at disguising the message…

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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