Friday, September 06, 2013
Hackers and scammers never sleep. They're always looking for new ways to trick you and take your information and money.
Facebook is becoming one of their favorite targets. I've warned you in the past about common Facebook scams to avoid.
Well, there's a new Facebook scam making the rounds. So far it's tricked an estimated 800,000 users, and it's still spreading like crazy.
Here's how it works: A post might show up in your news feed. Or maybe you'll get an email or Facebook message.
It will tell you that a Facebook friend has tagged you in a video and give you a link to watch the video. That sounds fairly normal so far.
If you click on the link, however, you'll see a message that you need a browser plug-in or extension to watch the video. This is where things get bad.
Once installed, the extension sends your email and social media account usernames and passwords back to the hackers. They can go through your accounts looking for sensitive information.
They also use your accounts to send the same fake message to your friends. That's how the virus keeps spreading.
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