Tech journalist falls for Facebook phish

Graham Cluley
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Bravo to David Berlind, an editor at InformationWeek magazine.

He could have just kept schtum about falling for a phishing attack that stole his email address and Facebook password today, but instead he shared his experience with others in the hope that he’d be able to raise awareness of what is a growing problem.

David even took screenshots, showing his readers how he had fallen for the scam:

At Sophos we’re seeing more and more evidence that hackers are stealing social networking accounts to send spam, spread malware, and launch scams. Just like you need to properly secure your PC to prevent it becoming part of a botnet, so you also need to take proper care of your website usernames and passwords to prevent identity thieves and cybercriminals taking over your online accounts.

You can…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.