Thursday, July 19, 2012

Facebook Virus: users warned that picture emails may infect their PCs with a virus

A new virus is spreading via one of the few emails we ALL click on - alerts that you have been 'tagged' in a picture on Facebook.

The emails, which look like Facebook's own alerts, directs users to a page to view the new picture they have appeared in.

People often follow such links to ensure they are looking their best - or at least not looking their worst.

The new spam campaign instead redirects the user to a site which attempts to infect the computer with malicious software - but a few seconds later, is redirected to a real Facebook page.

People could be infected without even being aware the attack had happened. Read More