Phishing Scam Spotted on Facebook

Phishing scams in Facebook. It’s not new and it’s not sophisticated. But they still catch the unwary and they’re still happening now, with only minor tweaks in tactics.

Security researchers from F-Secure warn of a phishing scam targeting Facebook users and propagating through chat messages and wall posts.

At 2010’s end, we saw a run of phishing links being sent around via the chat feature. We’re seeing a new run at the moment. The following links are sent (from hijacked accounts) through chat messages and posts on the Walls of randomly selected friends:

• http://apps.facebook.com/dealscentral[…]/dsuguo[…]/
• http://apps.facebook.com/reallytimeto[…]/
• http://apps.facebook.com/backseatdriver[…]/
• http://apps.facebook.com/fishingfor[…]/

The links look as if they would go to an App, but they instead just take the user to pages that look like the real Facebook log-in page:
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