A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words…Or a Giant Scam

Think twice before opening emails that claim you have been tagged in a Facebook photo! It may actually be malware, reports Mashable.

SophosLabs recently caught a “spammed-out email campaign” intended to spread malware. Emails from “Faceboook” (as opposed to “Facebook”) provide users with a link to go to see the photo they were supposedly tagged in. While the user’s browser may appear to go to a regular Facefacebook 150x150 A Pictures Worth a Thousand Words...Or a Giant Scambook page, it is secretly directed to an iFrame script that exposes their computer to malware. Look closely at any email Facebook sends you to make sure it is actually Facebook, and don’t click on any link until you have done so!

To read the full article, visit: http://mashable.com/2012/07/18/facebook-photo-notifications-malware/.

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I am an intern for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Originally from Potomac, MD, I am currently studying anthropology and religion at Emory University. In my spare time I enjoy taking pictures and solving puzzles.