Facebook ‘Hilarious Video’ Phishing Attack Spreading Fast
By on May 29th, 2010

Facebook has been seeing an increasing number of phishing and malware attacks recently. The latest in series is a phishing attack that lures you to watch the ‘most hilarious video ever’ but when you try to click on it, it asks you for your login credentials and installs the ‘Media Player HD’ app on your Facebook account. The app not only compromises your Facebook account but also installs malware on your computer leading to a potential leak of sensitive information.

To avoid it, simply DON’T click on any such link inviting you to watch a hilarious video and if you think you have already, change your Facebook password and uninstall the ‘Media Player HD’ app. The message for the hilarious video may appear on your wall or come in as a message from one of your friends. To save yourself from such attacks you can also install a free app Defensio that will protect your wall from messages like these.

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Author: Tehseen Baweja
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