Every day, cyber-crooks find new ways to lure us into their traps. Have you heard of the FAKEBOOK case?
Facebook is one of today’s most popular social networking sites as well as one of the most exploited by cyber-criminals for conducting phishing attacks.
Phishing consists of tricking users into believing they are in a familiar Web page and stealing their confidential information, login credentials, etc.
There many domains with the word facebook but which actually contain malicious pages: facebook-ims.com, facebooks.bz, gjfacebook.com, image-facebook.com, ims-facebook.net, inbox-facebook.com, kfacebook.net…
In most cases, if you access these URLs, an interface similar to that of the real Facebook page is displayed in order to steal your login credentials. Then, you are redirected to the real website to avoid raising any suspicion. However, phishing doesn’t always involve stealing user details. Sometimes these pages download malware to user computers through ‘drive-by download’ techniques, which run files without the victim’s consent.
There is an ‘IT saying’ that goes like this: The most destructive virus sits between the keyboard and the chair“. Don’t become the weak link on your computer!
In this presentation you can find out if you are infected and how to keep yourself safe from phishing:
And as always, don’t forget that to protect yourself it is essential to have an antivirus program installed and up-to-date with an anti-spam filter. Any of the Panda Security solutions will keep your computer free from phishing and your inbox free from spam.