Gone Phishing: Facebook Apps Used as Bait

Unfortunately, phishing is always in season on Facebook, and Jovi Umawing of Malwarebytes Labs shared several examples where application pages are the bait.

Unfortunately, phishing is always in season on Facebook, and Jovi Umawing of Malwarebytes Labs shared several examples where application pages are the bait.

Umawing shared screenshots where Facebook users are prompted to secure their accounts, change the colors displayed on their accounts or receive 1,000 friend requests, and she wrote in a blog post:

Anyone online can end up on these dodgy app pages, as whoever is behind these individual campaigns has made it a point to widen his/her net in the hopes of catching a lot. Some of the methods we’ve seen him/her use are email, social media posts, Pastebin entries and gaming forums to name a few.

If you have come across any of the Facebook app pages we’ve shown below and, thinking they’re real, given up your credentials, please update your password immediately. You may also want to familiarize yourself and take advantage of Facebook’s two-factor authentication for added security for your account.

Readers: Have you seen any of these, or similar phishing attempts?

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