New Facebook email scam

There are reports of a new email scam pretending to be from Facebook, asking users to check their password enclosed in an attachment, because their password has 'been reset' due to a security flaw.

This plays on the current problem of accounts being hacked, meaning the recipients of such emails are more inclined to believe it.

Please alert all your friends on Facebook and help spread the word.

The scam email contains a zipped file that supposedly contains your new password.

What you're clicking on is actually a password stealer program that could steal not only the username and password of your Facebook account, but also details to other accounts such as online banking.

Please remember that Facebook would never send users such emails.

As ever, please be extremely wary of things arriving in your inbox asking you to open an attachment or click on a link.

Be even more suspicious if the grammar isn't right, which thankfully, it often isn't.

Posted on March 18, 2010 .