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Fake Facebook login page alert

Today’s phishing site that is spreading around Facebook through messages is silvertag.be (we recommend against visiting that site). The URL shows a fake login form that looks almost exactly like the one on Facebook.com, but when a user submits his or her e-mail and password, instead of logging into Facebook the site will automatically spam all his or her contacts with the same URL. At the time of writing, the company has not yet blocked the URL from being distributed through its network.

Facebook recommends taking the following steps:

If spam has been sent from your account:

  • Reset your Facebook password immediately. You can do this by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password” link on the login page or by going to the Account Setttings page once logged in.
  • If you can’t reset the password on your account because the email address you use to log in has been changed, or if your account has been disabled, contact our User Operations team.
  • Run a virus scan on your computer, as you may have inadvertently downloaded malware. Free virus scanners are posted below.

If you’ve seen spam sent from a friend’s account:

  • Tell your friend to follow the steps above.
  • Warn those who received the spam not to click on it, and to delete it from their Walls and Inboxes immediately.
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Fake Facebook login page alert Posted by on May 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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