Facebook launches appeal to help users fight phishing

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Facebook wants to fight phishing attacks against its users, then you’re asking them to begin to forward any e-mails they receive suspicious.

The social network set up an e-mail to collect data on these attacks. If you receive a suspicious email, the site asks you to forward it to phish@fb.com .

“This new channel will complement the internal systems have to detect phishing sites that attempt to steal user information access,” said the social network in a post describing their efforts. “Internal systems notify our team, then we may collect information about the attack, detect phishing sites and warn users.”

Security has recently become one of the most important issues to Facebook. In July, the site has been updated to automatically alert users to malware-infected computers and block their access to the page until the machines were properly cleaned.

Back in April, the FB has partnered with antivirus and security companies in order to provide six months of testing software .

The network Zuckerberg wants to protect its users, as well as herself. Hackers spread malware via social sites, and there is evidence that the number of attacks that have targeted Facebook and other social networks is growing.

A recent study conducted by the Anti-Phishing Working Group showed that these 60% of all phishing attacks occurred in the first quarter of the year focused on social networks. Added to this fact, Facebook itself has admitted 83 million fake accounts on your site, some of them used for suspicious activity.

“Together we can maintain these sites off the web and stop the bad guys responsible,” the network said.

Facebook wants to fight phishing attacks against its users, then you’re asking them to begin to forward any e-mails they receive suspicious.

The social network set up an e-mail to collect data on these attacks. If you receive a suspicious email, the site asks you to forward it to phish@fb.com .

“This new channel will complement the internal systems have to detect phishing sites that attempt to steal user information access,” said the social network in a post describing their efforts. “Internal systems notify our team, then we may collect information about the attack, detect phishing sites and warn users.”

Security has recently become one of the most important issues to Facebook. In July, the site has been updated to automatically alert users to malware-infected computers and block their access to the page until the machines were properly cleaned.

Back in April, the FB has partnered with antivirus and security companies in order to provide six months of testing software .

The network Zuckerberg wants to protect its users, as well as herself. Hackers spread malware via social sites, and there is evidence that the number of attacks that have targeted Facebook and other social networks is growing.

A recent study conducted by the Anti-Phishing Working Group showed that these 60% of all phishing attacks occurred in the first quarter of the year focused on social networks. Added to this fact, Facebook itself has admitted 83 million fake accounts on your site, some of them used for suspicious activity.

“Together we can maintain these sites off the web and stop the bad guys responsible,” the network said.

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