Facebook Users Warned Against Visiting Killselfz.com or Ligromind
Online security experts have warned people to avoid visiting Killselfz.com or Ligromind.com as they have been recently bombarded by spammers while running a spam campaign from Facebook.
While giving details of the malicious attack, security experts said that these two links were used by cyber criminals to plant malware on user's computer. The attack not only harms the e-mail recipient but also victimizes all those whose e-mail IDs are listed with him. malware distributor forward the malicious code ridden e-mail to all the listed friends.
The spam campaign runs like an endless cycle engulfing nearly every user of Facebook to corrupt as many computers as possible. Astonishingly, the spam campaign is making its victims to tech-savvy users who have much higher knowledge about threats than others.
In May 2009, many Facebook users were restrained from opening links such as picoband.be, goldbase.be, silvertag.be and greenbuddy.be. These links were malicious in nature since they had been associated with the malicious spam campaign. These restrictions were imposed when Facebook succeeded in putting an end to the phishing activities.
Hence, Facebook frequently asks its users to keep an eye on their inboxes to wipe out possibilities of falling victims to any attack including spam and phishing e-mails that contain malicious codes.
According to the security vendor 'Symantec', spam and phishing are interrelated on the Internet. spammers employ phishing attacks to get access to victims' accounts on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Security experts have suggested that Facebook users should immediately delete e-mails that resemble to abovementioned one. If any user found that his e-mail account was sending these e-mails, he should scan his computer thoroughly with anti-virus/malware application, clean browser cookies and reset the Facebook password.
Finally, security experts and Facebook together have advised people to learn more about secure e-mail practices, particularly vigilant against suspicious e-mails. Make sure that no form attached with e-mail and asking for financial or personal information and password should be filled in. Remember that legitimate companies do not ask for such kind of information through e-mail. Do not open any suspicious link in the e-mail.
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» SPAMfighter News - 26-06-2009