A new threat is in circulation over the internet that “threatens computers worldwide”, according to security firm, McAfee.
Facebook users are asked to “delete e-mails asking you to open an attachment to get a new Facebook password.”
Opening this malicious email, pretending to be coming from Facebook, and then the attachment, will trigger an installation of a password stealer. According to McAfee this email when triggered will “potentially access any username and password combination utilized on that computer.”
Remember everyone that Facebook would never send a new password without being asked and it will never require its users to open an attachment.
Note: Please spread the word to your Facebook friends and help them avoid being a victim of this scam.