29 August 2012

Warning: Malware Disguised As Email Notification On Facebook

According to Mashable, there is new strain of malware circulating Facebook—disguising itself as a Facebook notification email that encourages members to view tagged photos as an attachment.

If the infected link is clicked, a ZIP file containing malware will allow hackers to gain control over Windows-operated computers.

A normal Facebook email notification usually states the name of the friend who tagged you in a picture, however, the malware notification will state, “one of your friends added a new photo with you to the album.”

Here is what the fake notification looks like:

[via Mashable, images via Naked Security & Facebook]