Hey all – just wanted to let everyone know about what essentially amounts to a virus being spread via Facebook.
If you get a message on your wall reading:
“hi XXX, howdy?? lisen i got a new friend here..shex kinda new here..maybe you can give her a lil tym so she can enjoy here?? not forcin u but u can chk out =)
When you click on the URL it brings you to what appears to be the Facebook login screen, but is in fact an external Web site (http://e77c98037.com). An unobservant viewer will likely just assume they need to re-login to Facebook to figure out who this person is.
Once you do, not only do you submit your Facebook login username and password to a hostile site, you propagate the virus – allowing it to then send the same message to your Facebook friends’ Walls.
Because this is how the virus is spread, you will receive the Wall message from one of your friends and might inherently trust it based on this fact alone.
Please spread the word about this, and perhaps we can stem this malicious attempt to gain access to our Facebook accounts before it spreads too far.