A phishing campaign is rife on Facebook and Messenger. A message purportedly from a friend hides a link to a fraudulent video. There is still little information about the damage this message can cause, but it is clearly recommended that you do not click on the individual link it contains.
A phishing campaign is currently spreading on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. It consists of a message, presumably from a friend, that begins with “It looks like you …” a strange web link that complements the post and the reports. Cyber warfare This Friday the 12th of March.
The link appears to point to a video. If the user clicks on it, a fake YouTube page opens and the attack is triggered. Then the victim himself becomes a vector for the spread of a phishing campaign, because his account spreads the same message to his entire friend list.
“Looks like you are … ud83d udc94”: On Facebook Messenger, don’t click on extraneous links.
Facebook’s phishing campaign is an opportunity to invoke a basic digital hygiene measure: if the link looks strange to you, don’t click on it! https://t.co/JOWNnsKNFJ
– Jonathan Chan ud83d udca1 ud83d udce3 (ChanPerco) March 13, 2021
Attack is still poorly understood
It’s hard to tell what damage this message did. As a precaution, tech media recommends changing your password on Facebook, if possible by making it more complicated and without reusing a password already used elsewhere, in order to get the intruder out.
If you get this message on social media, you can write to Cyber warfare That seeks to collect the items to better understand how this phishing campaign works. It will also give better advice to those who clicked on the video link.