has always been a treat for net users
and particular Facebook users. It
could result in crashing of your computer.
On word of caution is do not open
files that end with ‘.at’
or ‘.be’. Sensitive information
can be stolen by running through spam
messages. The subject line commonly
‘Hello’ and ‘Look
Links like goldbase.be, greenbuddy.be,
silvertag.be, picoband.be can download
malware on to your system with the
help of ‘drive by download’
The URL takes the user to a fake Facebook
page where it asks for your mail ID
According to Facebook spokesman Barry
Schnitt, “Whoever is behind
the scam has been steadily amassing
a large number of e-mail addresses
and passwords over the past few weeks.
The impact of this attack or the previous
ones is not widespread and only impacted
a tiny fraction of a per cent of users.”
He further said that Facebook is cleaning
all phony messages and wall posts.
They also will reset the passwords
of users who are affected by phishing.
Schnitt added that if the user has
the same ID and passwords as their
Gmail’s then it becomes once
more easier for the attackers to steal
the account information.