New Sneaky Facebook Scam Claims to be a Photo Tag

The next time Facebook sends you an email about a friend tagging you in a new picture, be cautious — it could be a trap, reports Mashable.

A new strain of malware identified by security firm Sophos as Troj/Agent-XNN has been circulating the social networking site, encouraging members to view photos as an attachment. After clickinfacebook 150x150 New Sneaky Facebook Scam Claims to be a Photo Tagg on the infected link — which is disguised as a Facebook notification email — a ZIP file containing malware allows hackers to gain control over Windows-operated computers.

Although Facebook email notifications typically tell you which friends tagged you in a picture, this malware campaign states “one of your friends added a new photo with you to the album.”

To read the full article, visit http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/facebook-malware-photo-tag.

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Kelsey Owen is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Better Business Bureau serving Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA. Prior to December 2014, Kelsey was the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Kelsey graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics and communication and is currently pursuing a master's degree in media entrepreneurship.