Facebook “151” Phishing Attack

There’s a new phishing attack on Facebook (phishing is when people try to trick you into providing your personal details). It begins with a message that simply says:

Hello

If you click on it, it links to a site called 151-im. Don’t click on this message. It takes you to a copy of Facebook, asks you for your Facebook username and password, then steals that information.

Facebook’s response to this was:

"This is a phishing attack. We’re well aware of it and are already blocking links to these new phishing sites from being shared on Facebook. We’re also cleaning up phony messages and Wall posts and resetting the passwords of affected users…”

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