Beware of new Facebook scams
- Tram Ho
The TechRada site cited a warning from a team of experts at Trustwave that the “dirty trick” used by hackers is called Meta-Phish, which will impersonate a Facebook administrator to send a message to the account owner. They will send a message to the user that their Facebook account will be locked within 48 hours if the verification steps are not taken.
The phishing email will include a link to a Facebook post. The fake post interface looks very believable at first glance because it has the name “Page Support” along with the Facebook logo on the profile picture.
If you enter information into a fake link, the Facebook account holder could become a victim of an impersonation scam. Photo: Trustwave
Here, the hacker group asks the Facebook account owner to access a link with available content to fill in their personal information. If the user enters the required information, all personal information will be revealed and they become a victim of impersonation scams.
” The Facebook account holder will then be exposed to the real name, phone number, address, IP and all that personal information is sent to the hacker’s Telegram account ” – an expert at a cybersecurity company has US-based warning.
Experts warn Facebook users to beware of a new scam called Meta-Phish. Photo: New York Times
And yet, after the account owner enters the information, the (fake) “User Support Page” continues to direct them to another link, asking to enter the OTP code in the displayed blank box.
In fact, no matter what number the user enters, the system will report an error. At this point, the hacker continues to suggest to the ” I want to verify my account in another way ” section and a message box will appear, which will be directed to the default Facebook login page.
” Not only impersonating the user support page, the scam group also fakes the business fanpage management page and sends violation reports with various fake links on Facebook. Users should be careful when receiving notifications. about “Facebook piracy” because this may be a fake message for fraudulent purposes ” – Cybersecurity expert at Trustwave recommended.
Source : Genk