Friday, January 30, 2009

"Someone" commented on your status

I guess it's not such a bad thing that I rarely, if ever, open emails from Facebook...

Bryan Rutberg's daughter was among the first to notice something odd about her dad's Facebook page.At about 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, she ran into his bedroom and asked why he'd changed his status to: “BRYAN IS IN URGENT NEED OF HELP!!!"
Rutberg isn't sure how criminals got his password, but he thinks he probably did fall for a phishing e-mail. Because Facebook regularly contacts its users through e-mail, and includes links in those e-mails to login pages, the format is ripe for phishers. It's easy to imitate Facebook e-mails and simply send users clicking to a look-a-like login page that steal passwords.

If you use Facebook, I highly suggest you read the Full Story - MSNBC

I think one of my favorite things about this is that the scam in question is simply called "The Nigerian" among other things. Sounds like a good, slightly ambiguous, name for a movie about a scam artist...

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