Facecrooks brings us a warning of yet another Trojan virus, this time aimed at Facebook and Gmail.
ThreatMetrix discovered a new strain of the Zeus Trojan virus this week. The cleverly crafted attack is said to catch users off-guard by waiting so that a website’s login page appears to be working properly. After login, the fraudulent pages are loaded and credit card information is requested. As we have seen before in other phishing scams and malware attacks, the Facebook and Gmail pages appear to be legitimate and can be quite convincing.
The following scam messages are currently in use:
“Transferring Facebook Credits to your bank account is now available!”
“Earn up to 20 percent cash back purchasing Facebook Credits with your MasterCard or Visa debit card.”
“Link your debit card right now with your Google Mail account to pay simply and securely at more than 3,000 stores online.”
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you installed the malware package, then you will need to run a complete virus scan of your computer system with a current security suite. If you provided banking details, then you should also contact your financial institution immediately!
We are aware that most YoVillians are already clued-up and unlikely to fall for this but not everyone is so worldly when it comes to internet fraud. People new to using computers and the internet may not realize what they are walking into.
Does this worry you? Have you experienced anything unusual when you logged in recently? Do you know of anyone who has fallen for this fraud? Please let us know by commenting in the box below. Please also share this article and help to keep your friends and our community safe!