Facebook Email Carries Malware

An email making the rounds requesting you to change your Facebook password hides malware. The email has the subject line “You requested a new Facebook password.”

The body of the email reads:

“You have received a secure message. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it. Read your secure message by opening the attachment.”

In a November of 2012 a similar email used to target KeyBank, HSBC and CitiBank clients was sent. The only change between this campaign and the previous one is that the email looks like it is coming from Facebook.

The malicious email being is pictured here:

Fake-Password-Request-Emails-from-Facebook-Carry-Malware-399908-2

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Facebook Email Carries Malware

  1. Reblogged this on Remove Your Malware and commented:
    An article by techblahblah about a fake Facebook email makes today’s reblog!

    The Email states that a request from you to was made to change your Facebook password. Instead of being directed online to Facebook, the Email contains a malicious attachment, which is most likely Spyware or a type of Trojan.

    To see more articles like this, head to techblahblah.wordpress.com! Or follow Remove Your Malware for similar posts!

  2. Pingback: Facebook Email Carries Malware | Remove Your Malware

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s