Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ID Thieves Take Aim at Facebook Users

Via ZDNet -

Identity thieves are currently launching a massive attack on Facebook, using fake log-in pages to hijack usernames and passwords.

The attackers are using Facebook’s mail system to send a one-line message luring users to “,” a site that clones the social networking site’s log-in screen.

Facebook is now blocking users from accessing the phishing site within it’s network but, at 4:00 PM Eastern, the Web site was still live.

Earlier today, there was chatter on Twitter about attackers using Facebook’s instant messaging feature to scam users into sending money internationally.

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