Beware of bogus Facebook account cancellation requests
Posted on 07.12.2012
Bogus "Facebook Account Cancellation Request" emails are back, and this time the malicious senders didn't opt for making users infect themselves.


The "click here" link will secretly redirect victims through a number of sites and finally land them on one serving exploits for two Java Runtime Environment and a Adobe Reader and Acrobat flaw, warns Webroot.

If any of the exploits are successful, the user will be saddled with a Trojan that is currently detected by only 3 out of the 46 AV solutions used by VirusTotal.

If you receive an email like this one and are not sure whether it's legitimate or not, contact Facebook and ask them whether they have sent it before even thinking of clicking on the offered link.






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