Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Facebook scammers go phishing in chat sessions

Scammers are posing as Facebook security personnel in chat sessions to try to trick people into providing their credit-card information, Kaspersky Lab warned on Friday.
Facebook phishers
Scammers are posing as Facebook security in chat sessions in order steal personal data, Kaspersky has warned.Image credit: Kaspersky
"This Facebook phishing attack is pretty interesting because it does not just try to trick the victim into visiting a phishing website. It will reuse the stolen information and log in to the compromised account and change both profile picture and name," wrote David Jacoby, a Kaspersky Lab Expert, in a blog post.
"The profile picture will be changed to theFacebook logo and the name will be translated to 'Facebook Security'," he wrote. After an account has been compromised, the scammers will use it to send out an instant message to the victim's contacts pretending to be Facebook Security, according to Jacoby.
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, seePhishers are posing as Facebook security on chat on CNET News.

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