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    Recently, while chatting with someone on Facebook, one of my friends surprised me when she sent me this:

    Facebook chat messages

    Out of curiosity and suspicion, I visited the link. This eventually led me to the following site, which was hosted at http://{BLOCKED}atingchatnetwork.com/facebook/index.php.

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    Users who input their Facebook credentials here would be surrendering their credentials to phishers. Phishing attacks such as this that use Facebook applications are not entirely new but having it spread via Facebook’s own chat feature makes it a more significant threat. In addition, the user first sees a Facebook URL in the message’s text, further lending credibility to it. The appearance of these messages coming from a user’s friends may lead to more people clicking these links.

    The Facebook application used in this attack has already been removed. The underlying phishing page has also been blocked by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.





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