Facebook scams still spreading out with today’s newest additions: areps.at, kirgo.at, nutpic.at, bests.at popping into your inboxes. Yet another unknown URL which as soon as you login to the site, steals your email and password and then logs you into Facebook. After a while, the system changes your password and denies you to access the site.
But this is only the first step. The program then starts to send the same URL to all your friends. The people behind this scam have probably collected thousands of email addresses and passwords by now. All Facebook’s efforts to shut down this kind of scams have been a total waste of time. The war between spammers, hackers and Facebook continues and we probably didn’t see the last of it.
Even if these new scams aren’t like the versions seen on MySpace some time ago, there is no doubt that whoever is doing this has some bad intentions to its agenda. Until now, none of the scams did anything harmful to the users’ computer but you could easily assume that at some point something will happen. Unfortunately, Facebook seems overwhelmed by these scams and its spam prevention system it’s no match for these new versions.
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