There are continually more and more hackers looking to take advantage of the large amount of data traffic that is handled through mobile phones to put your privacy at risk.
Recently a new phishing campaign was discovered (a method used by cybercriminals to cheat and impersonate identities by stealing confidential information, such as passwords or detailed bank account information) that threatens the security of Facebook accounts.
The attack in question steals the password of the users who click on a link that is sent through the Facebook Messenger application for a supposed contact.
The app notifies you that you have received a new message which is a video link, which is accompanied by phrases such as “Look, who, are you?”. When you open the supposed video, the browser opens a page that impersonates Facebook and asks you to enter your email and password so you can see the content.
When you have given your username and password, cybercriminals can use this information at will to continue expanding the phishing attack among your contacts. So you already know: if you receive a suspicious link or message, quickly change your password and report the contact and the message to Facebook’s technical service. You can do this with the same message, in the Configuration part and then in the Report option.