Facebook hit by new ‘Terms of Service’ scam

Facebook has suffered its second malware attack in a week, after it emerged that a rogue application has been posting notifications to user profiles containing malicious links.

This time the scam took advantage of the publicity surrounding the proposed new terms and conditions for the popular social networking site.

The message read: "[Friend’s name] has just reported you to Facebook for violating our Terms of Service. This is your official warning! Click here to find out why you were reported! Request Facebook look at what has happened and rule immediately."

Users following the link had an application called ‘facebook – – closing down!!!’ installed on their PCs. This then spammed all of the affected user’s ‘friends’ with the same message, potentially collecting personal information as it went.


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