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Facebook members hit by another phishing scam

Facebook members hit by another phishing scam

In what’s just the latest Facebook phishing scam, hackers on Thursday broke into accounts and sent e-mails to friends urging them to log on to fake Facebook sites, according to new reports and anecdotes from members.

The social-networking site is in the process of cleaning up from the hack and is blocking compromised accounts, Reuters reported. “Victims were directed to log back in to the site, but actually logged into the one controlled by the hackers, unwittingly giving away their passwords,” Reuters said, adding that the fake domains include www.151.im, www.121.im and www.123.im.

Facebook did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking confirmation and information about the hack. The number of users affected remains unknown, but a Facebook spokesman told The New York Times it “is not widespread and is only impacting a small fraction of a percent of users.”

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