25 September 2017
visit www.avoka.com

Facebook hit by phishers again

15 May 2009  |  5899 views  |  0 ID Fraud

Facebook has been targeted by phishers again, with several users tricked into handing over their log-in and password details.

According to reports, the hackers broke into Facebook accounts before sending thousands of e-mails to friends.

The e-mails contained links to fake sites that looked like the Facebook homepage, where victims were directed to log in, giving their details to the hackers.

A spokesman told reporters the company is blocking links to the phishing sites, cleaning up fake messages and Wall posts and resetting the passwords of affected users. The number of victims is not known.

Social networking sites are increasingly being targeted by criminals looking to steal personal information or spread malware. According to security outfit Sophos, one in five people say they have been on the receiving end of a phishing attack via the likes of Twitter and Facebook.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Phishing attacks surge in 2008

Phishing attacks surge in 2008

20 February 2009  |  12383 views  |  2 comments
Phishers target Twitter

Phishers target Twitter

06 January 2009  |  8851 views  |  0 comments
Fraudsters hijacking Facebook accounts

Fraudsters hijacking Facebook accounts

11 November 2008  |  14142 views  |  0 comments
Phishers look to cash in on bank chaos

Phishers look to cash in on bank chaos

21 October 2008  |  8221 views  |  0 comments
French president Sarkozy falls victim to phishing fraud

French president Sarkozy falls victim to phishing fraud

20 October 2008  |  14042 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets
UK phishing attacks up 200% in Q1 - Apacs

UK phishing attacks up 200% in Q1 - Apacs

15 April 2008  |  8999 views  |  0 comments
Facebook users warned of ID theft risk

Facebook users warned of ID theft risk

31 August 2007  |  6552 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
visit www.temenos.comvisit www.sibos.comvisit www.capgemini.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
HSBC switches on selfie payments in ChinaHSBC switches on selfie payments in China
13762 views comments | 29 tweets | 44 linkedin
AXA launches blockchain to cover late flight compensationAXA launches blockchain to cover late flig...
10548 views comments | 14 tweets | 30 linkedin
SBI Ripple Asia advances on South KoreaSBI Ripple Asia advances on South Korea
8739 views comments | 16 tweets | 1 linkedin
Apple P2P payments service nears launchApple P2P payments service nears launch
8704 views comments | 19 tweets | 27 linkedin
ISO 20022: The common language of choiceISO 20022: The common language of choice
8456 views comments | 1 tweets | 2 linkedin

Featured job

A minimum of £200K (not a limiting factor)
London

Find your next job