New ‘Who’s been viewing your profile?’ scams

Malicious apps that claim to allow users to see who has been viewing their Facebook profile are not new. During the last week, two new such scams have emerged.

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A bogus website called FB Stalker claims to show Facebook users who has been looking at their profile. Clicking through to the link takes users to – a phishing site that replicates the legitimate Facebook login page. The site harvests email addresses, passwords and security questions and answers.

In a similar scam, a fake profile viewer app tricks users into installing a malicious Flash Player browser extension that allows cybercriminals to hijack Facebook accounts, log keystrokes and monitor user activity.

Always be wary of such apps, and if you do become a victim, change your Facebook password immediately and remove rogue browser plugins without delay.

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