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Data of 100 Million Facebook Accounts on BitTorrent

A security researcher has compiled the names and URLs of more than 100 million Facebook accounts and made the data available on BitTorrent. Ron Bowles, a self-described certified penetration tester, claims to have used some code he wrote quickly to harvest the information from individuals who set their privacy settings …

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Turks Fake Out Facebook Translation

A group of Turkish miscreants have submitted fake translations to Facebook so that an error message would appear reading “Your message could not be sent because of your tiny penis” in Turkish. The intended message should actually read “the message could not be delivered because the intended recipient was offline.” …

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Malware Warnings on Facebook Prove to be False

A series of warnings making the rounds on Facebook regarding a Trojan worm called “Knob Face” are actually inaccurate, according to security researchers at Sophos. The actual malware, however, is much more serious and has nothing to do with the alleged warnings. The warnings are actually likely to cause more …

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Viral Clickjacking Worm Targets Facebook Users

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were lured over the Memorial Day weekend by a social-engineering scheme that allowed a clickjacking worm to spread quickly over the popular social networking site, according to Sophos. The exploit works by presenting people with friend profiles that “Like” links with titles such as …

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Facebook Used to Find Money Mules

Phishers are looking into different ways of reaching new recruits of cyber criminals by casting their nets onto social networking sites, creating special Facebook groups for their work-at-home scams, according to Kaspersky Lab. Far from a novel idea, phishers have been using social networks for years to find new recruits. …

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String of Malware Assaults Facebook Users

Over the weekend, two different malware attacks struck Facebook users, using fake jokes and malware infected videos to assail victims. Fake video links were posted to Facebook pages with titles like “distracting beach babes,” which appeared to come from the target’s list of friends. The post included a thumbnail picture …

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Russian Hacker Selling 1.5 Million Facebook IDs

A Russian hacker who calls himself Kirllos is offering to sell stolen usernames and passwords to 1.5 million Facebook accounts for prices varying from $25 to $45 per 1,000 accounts, according to PCWorld. Researchers at VeriSign’s iDefense recently discovered Kirllos trying to sell Facebook usernames and passwords in an underground …

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Anti-Virus for Facebook? Be Careful, It's a Trap

Researchers at F-Secure have found an interesting new attempt by scammers to infiltrate Facebook. The scammers utilize a fake anti-virus that tags 20 “Friends” in a picture containing the anti-virus software. If another user clicks the link, it provides a warning saying “Allowing Antivirus in Focebook access will let it …

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Beward of Fake Email Facebook Warns

Social networking giant Facebook has issued a warning to users regarding a new scam that tricks users into downloading a Trojan onto their computers. The Trojan enables the cyber criminal to steal a user’s password for the social networking site. Once that occurs, the cyber criminal is able to use …

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Facebook Leak Kills Military Operation

Military officials in Israel called off a planned raid on a village in the West Bank after details of the raid were posted on Facebook. The details were posted by a combat solder and included the time and location of the raid.  The solider was subjected to court martial and …

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McAfee, Facebook Partner to Battle Cyber Crime

McAfee and Facebook are partnering to battle cyber crime, using McAfee’s security solutions and Facebook’s broad membership to make security solutions available to more than 350 million Internet users. The collaboration will include security solutions such as McAfee’s software, a customized scanning and repair tool and education materials, all of …

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Facebook Increasingly Targeted in Phishing Scams

Facebook is advising users of the increasing number of phishing scams that are perpetrated on the social-networking site. Members login information is being stolen in scams and the scammers are using the information to solicit money from friends. The phishing messages often claim to be sent from Facebook representatives that …

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Marine Corps Bans Twitter, Facebook, MySpace

Popular social networking sites including Twitter, MySpace and Facebook are banned from the U.S. Marine Corps for the next year, effective immediately. Other military branches are considering a similar ban. The Marine Corps cited potential security breaches of government computers and malware attacks for the ban. Popular social networking sites have an …

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