Thursday May 15th, 2009, Facebook was again hit by a phishing attack. Facebook says it responded quickly to block fake links being shared on the site. Attacks came in the form of “Wall Posts” and inbox messages. The above link to their recent blog gives more information on the steps they have taken.
From what I gather you might also receive an email with the subject “Hello”. If you open it and click on the link, you’ll be taken to a Facebook Look-a -Like page. You might see a name containing 151.im or 121.im. Don’t open it, don’t click on it, don’t put in your name and password.
Maybe Facebook doesn’t hold the most sensitive of information around, but it’s obviously important to someone. I’m sure all the regular methods will be used to make money form our forever lost and probably now well worn information.
I just opened a Facebook account after some proding from wife and friends. Can’t for the world remember what I divulged to join or what I’ve clicked since starting. Guess I better go Check.
Here’s a link to Facebooks security suggestions. Might be a good time to go over it. FACEBOOK SECURITY
Looks like I picked a bad week to turn off my Phishing Philter