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Facebook fights “phishing” scam

Facebook fights “phishing” scam

Facebook Thursday said it has blocked a link at the heart of a “phishing” scam being used to dupe members into revealing passwords to accounts at the social networking website.

Facebook also announced it is expanding an alliance with Internet security firm MarkMonitor to better protect users from hackers and online subterfuge.

“The meteoric success of Facebook makes it a natural target for malware attacks that seek to capitalize on their trusted and recognizable brand,” said MarkMonitor chief marketing officer Frederick Felman. “Our experience … allows us to expertly address Facebook’s concerns about malware and phishing, and to help protect their platform and their users from ongoing attacks.”

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