Panda Security Warns of Massive Facebook Scareware Scam

Monday Feb 1st 2010 by Kara Reeder
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A fake virus warning is being distributed via e-mail.

Panda Security is warning about a massive scareware scam that has been targeting Facebook users. A fake virus warning is being distributed via e-mail and then forwarded or published to thousands of Facebook walls, reports eSecurity Planet.

The unsolicited warning asks users if their Facebook has "been running slow lately" and tells them to click on their Settings link to see if there's something called "unnamed app" in their application settings. They are then told to delete this nonexistent "unnamed app" because it's an internal spybot.

Facebook says the issue has been resolved.

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