Facebookers phished in hack-attack

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facebook-virus-764373.jpg200 million facebookers have they’re accounts targeted by hackers. Facebook was yesterday frantically identifying compromised accounts and blocking their asses.

Infected users had their passwords ‘phished’ and then their accounts were used to spam their friend lists.

Facebook-chap, Barry Schnitt, wouldn’t say how many accounts had been compromised but confirmed those that had were being blocked.

It’s not the first time facebookers have found themselves on the pointy-end of a hackers keyboard; last year the Koobface virus hit the site, tricking people into downloading it to their computers.

Security experts say the problem is that all too often passwords are too simple; the names of pets, old schools, football teams and spouses which tend to be on profile’s frontpage.

It’s lucky then that my account is private and my cat is called (shnucky[21mittens%
(Via BBC)

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