Another Facebook phishing attack hijacked messages and inserted fake links that allowed the attackers to capture some Facebook usernames and passwords.
One version of the e-mail reads: "Susan sent you a message. Subject: Hello. Check 121.im," with "121.im" as a link. Compromised accounts help spread the malicious links rapidly across the network.
Facebook identified and blocked the e-mails with the fake link within a few hours of the attack’s execution, but many members received the bogus message before the popular social-networking site acted.
Danger to Corporations
The latest attack comes as no surprise to Sophos. Just two weeks ago, the company revealed the results of its latest research into cybercrime’s new frontier: Social networking.