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New Facebook Phishing Scam Found

(Note: Article first published as New Facebook Phishing Scam Found on Technorati.)

One suspected phishing link has been found on 16th May. However, thousands of users may affected by this scam. Beware when you received a wall post like

“Hi Lucky (user name), Check out this new video on the president! I can’t believe this is finally happening! Are you excited as well??”
Phishing Wall Post on Facebook

This post also contains a video thumbnail of USA president Barack Obama with heading

“The president is finally taking charge!!” with dummy link “statistics.mit.edu”

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But in fact this redirects toward “http://goo.gl/7Lg0N” which contains the real phishing link named http://www.fuizuebooks.com/update/index4.php

Generally user received the message from friend who has already hacked by phishing link. User receives this link even their friend is not online. Domains who-is look up shows that this phishing domain originated from China with Postal code 100176 of Beijing.



So beware Facebook user always check domain name in address bar with https://www.facebook.com. Do not re-sign anywhere, when you already sign in Facebook.

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