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Fri, Jul 15, 2022 5:21 AM

Twitter and Facebook Phishing Scams

Twitter and Facebook Phishing Scams

 

 

Social media is a prime target of scams. Stay vigilant on how you interact with the things you see on your social media accounts.

 

Here are the recent finding from the Trend Micro Research Team on how phishing scams happen on these two popular social media platforms – Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter Phishing Scams

 

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Source: Twitter

 

The verified Twitter account receives a message asking them to authenticate their account containing a phishing link.

 

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Source: BleepingComputer

 


If the user clicks/taps the phishing link, they will be redirected to a fake Twitter Help Center log-in page.

 

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Sample phishing pages

 

 

 

Facebook Phishing Scams

Scammers use chatbots to send phishing links to their victims. Permanent deletion of account is their tactic. 

 

 

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Source: HackRead

 


If the user taps/clicks the Appeal Now button, they will be redirected to a fake Facebook page.

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Source: HackRead

 

 

Read the article here to be fully aware of their phishing schemes.

 

 

Protect Yourself!

  • Use legitimate browser extensions to avoid phishing scams.
  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources.
  • Use Trend Micro Check to browse the web safely.
  • Install Trend Micro Maximum Security for an extra layer of protection.

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