“Trend Micro has spotted a malware sample, TSPY_MINOCDO.A, which targets Facebook users. The malware redirects users to a spoofed page of the social network and claims to be part of the site’s security check feature, even showing the tagline “Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam”. Users eager to log into Facebook may fall victim to this ruse, taking the ‘security check‘ for face value. This may result in them entering their details and thus exposing their credit card accounts to cyber criminal infiltration. The report has also highlighted the three-fold increase in attacks on small businesses from 2011. Trend Micro said the survey scam had also promised other tech goodies such as Google Glass, Instagram, and Tumblr.”
If you come across this “Security Check” request while logging onto Facebook, or at any other time, do not enter your personal information. I’d exit Facebook and try to log on again. If it persists, I’d run a good anti-malware software to see if it left any remnants of code on your computer.
Reference: The Hacker News.com
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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