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    Exclamation 200 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked!

    When it comes to Facebook, security always seems to be a problem. This time, hackers have managed to steal passwords of 200 million users through phishing scam as reported by Reuters. Facebook spokesperson Barry Schnitt said the site was in the process of cleaning up damage from the attack and also blocking compromised accounts.
    Looks like Koobface and Dancing girl, weren't enough to teach Security lessons to Facebook.



    Targeted Facebook users were sent an email message that asked them to click over links to fake websites - www.151.im, www.121.im and 123.im Ãâ·Ñ×ÊÔ´Íø that had fake domains. On clicking on any of these sites, a Facebook-like login page would appear. Apparently, the phishing attack becomes success when user enters login credentials into that fake Facebook login page. Facebook in turn deleted all references to these domains.
    According to Schnitt, Facebook's security team believes that hackers intended to attack large number of accounts which later would be used for spamming about pharmaceutical products.
    Facebook users are requested not to open any suspicious emails from unknown Facebook accounts asking you to visit any social networking site.

    Source | Techtree.com

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    Thanks for heads up nitin.
    People should start to learn something about security and use something like WOT when surfing the web, I think.
    Phishing is not a problem only for Windows users like some people believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by leofelix View Post
    Thanks for heads up nitin.
    People should start to learn something about security and use something like WOT when surfing the web, I think.
    Phishing is not a problem only for Windows users like some people believe
    Phising is not just a problem for windows users, but for all users as it is the responsibilty of all to try and protect themselves from it. How many times here, do we get posts from friends telling us to be aware of one thing or another, it is almost daily now....thankkfully we have this to help us.

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    Same thing happened for flash player site ... Phishing attack..

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    thankx for heads up...Im not in 200M

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