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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