Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials


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A recently spotted phishing campaign is seemingly intended to steal victims’ Facebook login credentials with a fake pop-up prompt designed to look like a legitimate login portal.

Researchers with Myki, a password management company, were alerted to the threat when users complained the tool wasn’t auto-completing passwords on popular websites as usual. Upon investigation, the researchers began to think users were being deceived via malicious websites.

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“The attack is based on the concept of being able to reproduce a social login prompt in a very realistic format inside an HTML block,” says Myki co-founder and CEO Antoine Vincent Jebara. The status bar, navigation bar, shadows, and content are reproduced to look like a real prompt.

When victims visit a malicious site, they are asked to authenticate using a social media account – in this case, Facebook. When they choose a login method, the site displays a fake login prompt. Users who fill in their credentials will automatically send their information to attackers.

Jebara recommends a quick check to test for fraudulent pop-up windows: Try to drag the pop-up away from the window it is displayed in, he advises. If dragging it out fails and part of the pop-up disappears beyond the edge of the window, it’s a sign the pop-up is fake.

 

Source:- darkreading

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