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A New Spam E-mail is Hampering the Image of Facebook

As per the security experts at Sophos, scam emails that is purporting from Facebook is working to con unwary users into visiting a dappled pharmaceutical website are presently roaming in the internet.

Sophos' is leaning Facebook customers to the latest email spam campaign that's gifting them incredibly new and shiny that's really difficult to control to fray it: a brand new outlook to the Facebook profile.

The piece of mail includes like authentic Facebook graphics and says: You now have the latest kind of profile. It is your compilation of the photos, posts, and experiences that tell your tale. To cover photo, add significant events and photos from your times of yore, and more, stopover facebook.

Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos commented on the spam email: "If you look intimately, you'll find that the spammers did an awful job of copying the 'From:' address in that electronic mail, but if you move your mouse over the links included in the email you'll notice more proof that something bizarre is occurring, "according to a statement published by nakedsecurity.sophos.com dated November 20, 2012.

Cluley says, if you get on the link, rather than clicking Facebook you'll reach a site for the "Toronto Drug Store". That shows that the location has been found in many electronic mail scams long-ago. Of course, by going to the "Toronto Drug Store", you are most probable to earn money for the spammers who are tiresome in drumming up traffic for the imprecise website.

Further Cluley warns, the link in the email could be infected due to the scam, or your browser being lead to a facebook similar website to phish your password.

In a nutshell, it's not the first time that social networking website is experiencing these spam email campaigns of exploitation by cyber thugs. Prior to this attack, in October 2012, fraudsters were turning to every trick in the book in an effort to persuade unsuspecting users to reach their rogue pharmacy websites, also called as "Canadian pharmacies". That spam campaign depends on spam messages that hamper the image and name of Twitter.

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» SPAMfighter News - 03-12-2012

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