Users of social networking giant Facebook have been warned against falling for fake Facebook notifications that arrive via email. The emails claim the recipient has “notifications pending” – and links that look “convincing” but may lead to trouble.
“The link, of course, could go to anywhere. It could go to a phishing website, a webpage hosting a malicious download or something else unsavory. When I tested the link in the emails I saw, they took my computer (via some redirects) to a Canadian pharmacy website offering to sell me Viagra and Cialis to improve my perfomance between the sheets,” Security vendor, Sophos said in a blog post.
Facebook users should think twice before clicking on e-mail links, even if they look “pretty convincing.”
Source: GMA News Online