Be on the alert when opening emails that appear to come from Facebook: An extra “o” can go a long way toward determining whether they are authentic or part of a malware attack.
How can you spot the fakes? According to Naked Security, in this particular malware effort, there is an extra “o” in Facebook in the sender’s email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or recipients can hover over the link with their cursors and see that the page they will be redirected to is not a Facebook.com page.
Recipients who click on the link are taken to a website that hosts an iFrame script that can infect their PCs with malware. Then, within four seconds, a meta redirect takes users to the Facebook pages of random individuals who have no part in this scam.
Readers: Have you received any similar emails?
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