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New Facebook password reset Scam

If you get an e-mail that appears to be from Facebook saying the company reset your password and urging you to open an attachment, it is a scam. Repeat, it is a scam.

McAfee warned people in a blog post on Wednesday to beware of an e-mail that appears to come from Facebook urging recipients to open an attachment to get their new password.

Beware the new Facebook password reset scam | InSecurity Complex – CNET News

The attachment contains a password stealer that can potentially access any username and password combination used on the computer, not just the login credentials for Facebook.

“This threat is potentially very dangerous considering that there are over 350 million Facebook users who could fall for this scam,” McAfee says. “This is also the sixth most prevalent piece of malware targeting consumers in the last 24 hours, as tracked by McAfee Labs.”

One Response to New Facebook password reset Scam

  1. soupmaker March 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Yep, I had one of these too..fortunately didnt open it.

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