These fake Facebook messages can compromise your account
Social network users are threatened by a new kind of fraud and we admit that this time things look very plausible, HiComm reports. The new scam is a cyberattack, the purpose of which is to compromise the data of those who fall into the trap, stealing their identities.
The attack is reported from different places and there are several varieties, but the model is the same: users are sent an e-mail, the design of which is copied from the official correspondence of the social network. In the text is a built-in button for faster logging in for several reasons.
Such are, for example, the seemingly large number of unsuccessful attempts to log in to the account or set and authenticate our known trusted contacts. At first glance, there seems to be no reason not to do so: the message is short, received from firstname.lastname@example.org, and below is even the company’s European address: Community Operations, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
It seems that the platform is simply concerned about our security. And in fact, the hackers are really behind this attack – only to disrupt it. Clicking on any link takes you to a site very similar to Facebook, which expects you to enter your username and password. Of course, if you get caught, the only thing you can do at this point is to change your password as soon as possible.