BEWARE: Phony Facebook Phishes The French

It’s phishing season in France, and the bait is email from Facebook impostor FRfacebook.fr.

While we normally hyperlink to relevant websites and posts, we will not hyperlink to the URL above, as Security Web-Center reported that the clever fake domain was used to steal more than 5,000 Facebook user names and passwords.

Security Web-Center suggests that potential victims:

  • Change all exposed passwords;
  • Contact the company or organization that was being spoofed (Facebook, in this case);
  • Alert it that your personal information was exposed;
  • Ask it to cancel any accounts affected (Note: We don’t recommend this for Facebook, obviously, but view it more as a general tip); and
  • If the information provided can be used to access other institutions, such as credit-card companies, contact them, as well.

Screen shot courtesy of Security Web-Center.

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