If you receive an email or push notification that you have been “tagged” in a Facebook photo, BE CAREFUL! You shouldn’t be responding to notifications that are from someone you don’t know anyway, but this new virus can come from one of your besties as well.
Sophos’s NakedSecurity blog warned Facebook users of the threat on Wednesday. The company’s SophosLabs intercepted a “spammed-out email campaign” which was built to spread malware across the net. Sophos gave the following example:
The notice also states that users may notice “Facebook” is spelled wrong as “Faceboook” with three O’s. “Even if you didn’t notice that “Faceboook” was spelled incorrectly, you could have seen by hovering your mouse over the link that it wasn’t going to take you directly to the genuine Facebook website,” warns the blog.
New Nine Media always encourages social media users to be cautious when opening correspondence from other users. apps, platforms and the social media company itself. When it comes to opening emails and notifications via the web, trust your gut!
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