Scam Signature Message: Email Subject Line: A spam is sent from your Facebook account.
Your password has been changed for safety. Information regarding your account and a new password is…
Other message lines include:
“Facebook Service. A new password is sent you”, “Facebook Support. Your password has been changed” and “Facebook Service.
Scam Link: NA – Email Spam
Scam Type: Trojan Attack – Malware
Trending: November 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
Graham Cluley, an internet security expert with Sophos, advises that their product detected the attached ZIP file as Mal/BredoZp-B, and the Trojan horse known as Troj/Agent-PLG.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did install the application, then your computer is in all likelihood now infected with a Trojan virus. You should update your anti-virus immediately and run a complete scan of your entire system.
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