Amazing Facebook Phishing Campaign Targets Android and iOS Users – IOS 11

Amazing Facebook Phishing Campaign Targets Android and iOS Users – IOS 11

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A Facebook spam campaign is luring users to phishing pages that try to trick targets into handing over Facebook or YouTube credentials.

Detected by Finnish security firm F-Secure, the campaign has been going on for two weeks and has slowly moved from one country to the other.

Campaign targeted Sweden, Finland, Germany

  • Researchers first detected messages aimed at Swedish users on October 15, Finnish users on October 17, and German users on October 19. The campaign targeted other countries in the subsequent days, but to a lesser degree.
  • “The total number of clicks for the entire campaign reached almost 200,000, where close to 80% of the visitors were from Germany, Sweden and Finland,” said F-Secure researcher Frederic Vila.
  • The campaign relied on spammers already having access to hacked Facebook accounts that were not protected by a two-step verification system.

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