“Do you know and others” Facebook email spam steals usernames and passwords
A very large wave of email spam being sent from facebookemail.com and other email accounts is designed to phish Facebook usernames and passwords. Once a username and password is stolen by the email spam, cyber criminals will have access to the compromised Facebook account.
If you receive an email that looks like it may be sent from Facebook with a subject similar to “Do you know John Doe, Jane Doe, and 4 others?” do not open it! If you do happen to open it, make sure you do not click any links. If you clicked a link enclosed in the fake Facebook email, be aware that your Facebook account may have been compromised.
Once the “Do you know” email is opened by the recipient, the recipient may be presented with options to add new friends by clicking buttons next to a persons image and Facebook information; presumed to be in a section of the email content titled “People You May Know – Add the people you know to see their photos and updates.” In some cases these emails may contain real friends or suggest that you add a friend that is already a friend on Facebook in an.
The “Do you know and others” Facebook email spam, has nothing to do with Facebook, but may use real Facebook email accounts in order to trick or persuade victims to believe that the emails are safe. Emails may be sent from email accounts such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and others.
Email spam is also very commonly associated with the facilitation of computer viruses and malware; While a lot of email spam that is used to spread malware is usually known to contain an attached file, malware is also spread via email spam by malicious and suspicious links.
If you have been affected by this fake Do you know this person and others on Facebook email scam, it is recommended to check your computer for malware and other malicious files that may have been introduced. After you are certain that you computer is secure, it is recommended to change your Facebook password. To add a higher level of security, change your Facebook email address that is used to sign in. If you do not wish to check your computer for malware, it is suggested to use a computer that is not potentially infected in order to change your Facebook password and/or email used to sign in.
Check your computer for malware!
- Malware Removal Software & Tools – This option details how to remove malware using the free or full versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software that may have been introduced to your computer by this email spam.
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1. Malware Removal Software & Tools
Use the instructions below to detect and remove malware that may have been introduced to your computer through the Do you know Facebook email spam.
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2. Install the free or purchase the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program and update the database if needed.
4. On the Dashboard click the large green Scan Now button.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may state that potential malware or malware was detected. Click the Apply All Action button.
6. If files were quarantined, visit the History section and remove all files in the Quarantine selection.
7. Once you have checked for and removed possible malware, it is recommended to change your Facebook password when you feel safe.