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Fake Facebook alert for Change the password

22
Dec
2011

Facebook users are being targeted with fake emails pertaining to come from the social network, alerting them to change the Password.

The emails is send from the spoofed email address Facebook (update+{Random Characters}@facebookmail.com) with subjects like for example,
-Security alert.
-You account information.
-New notifications.

The email comes with an attachment,
-alert1523230352.zip
-alertN75139832.zip
-instructions2374870680.zip

Upon execution it connect to remote servers to report its infection and to download additional malicious files.

If you come across such E-mails do not open the attachment. Instead delete them and keep your Antivirus updated. Quick Heal detects the malicious attached file as “Trojan.Yakes.ljl”. So users are already protected.

We recommend users not to open such attachments from the unknown emails.

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