Phishers Are Posing as Facebook Security on Chat

13 Jan 2012

By: Elinor Mills, CNET

Scammers are posing as Facebook security in chat sessions to try to trick people into providing their credit card information, Kaspersky Lab warned today.

"This Facebook phishing attack is pretty interesting because it does not just try to trick the victim into visiting a phishing Web site. It will reuse the stolen information and login to the compromised account and change both profile picture and name," writes David Jacoby, a Kaspersky Lab Expert, in a blog post.

"The profile picture will be changed to the Facebook logo and the name will be translated to 'Facebook Security'," he wrote.