Scam Signature Message:
The president is finally taking charge!!
Is this really for real?.
Scam Type: Phishing, Malware
Trending: June 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on the Wall post link triggers a series of redirects. First you are taken to a page hosted at statistics.mit.edu, then you are redirected to a page at reddit.com and finally you are redirected to the page shown below which is an obvious phishing attempt. As if that wasn’t enough, your system is also attacked with malware on the last redirect.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you entered your Facebook login credentials on the page shown above, then you need to try to reclaim your account. Check out the following article for additional steps you should take:
Be sure to let your Facebook friends know that your account has been compromised and not to click on any links that are sent from you.
If the malware attack was successful, then you need to install or update your anti-virus software and run a full system scan of your machine.
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:
You should also consider installing BitDefender Safego on your Facebook account. Safego scans your News Feed and helps protect your Facebook account from scams like this.