Security experts urge caution as Facebook ‘Look who’s dead’ scam spreads – NBC Chicago

Experts are warning Facebook users about a new scam designed to install malware on your device and steal access to your account.

According to DataProt experts, the scam involves users receiving messages from friends with the subject line “look who’s dead”.

The messages then contain a link to what appears to be a news story about the death of someone a user knows, or a story about the death of a celebrity.

According to experts, the link is actually part of a phishing scam designed to steal login details. The links can also be used to install malware on devices, which can compromise other data. Typically, the links include instructions to log into a user’s Facebook account, which is then used to steal passwords and usernames.

This account access can then be used to send similar messages to people on your friends list, according to the company.

According to the Washington Post, users whose accounts are compromised are best served by visiting Facebook’s data recovery website, from WiFi, and using the device they use most regularly with the site. of social media.

Other steps are available, including resetting email addresses, sending photos of your ID and more. These steps can be found on the Facebook website.

NBC Chicago

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