Yesterday Facebook announced that it would help them combat phishing scams if Facebook users would report email phishing by forwarding Facebook-related phishing emails they received to firstname.lastname@example.org, the special email address set up by Facebook’s eCrime team (they have an eCrime team? Great!!). They posted the following on their Facebook Security page:
"By providing Facebook with reports, we can investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate. We will then work with our eCrime team to ensure we hold bad actors accountable. Additionally, in some cases, we'll be able to identify victims, and secure their accounts."
I’m encouraged by Facebook’s stronger stance on Internet and computer security. It’s about time. But, kudos to them for moving in the right direction; an obvious culture shift for an open, sharing culture such as theirs. I guess they finally realized that their customer’s safety should be in the mix of their priorities somewhere. Therefore I recommend that you go to the Facebook Security page, read their instructions and recommendations, and adopt them.
Reference: nakedsecurity.com article
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