New Facebook Attack via IM mentioning a cartoon.
A spam attack that is sent as an IM on Facebook, mentioning a cartoon that had been created.
ESET, an anti-virus and threat protection firm, has revealed that a new worm or spam attack may be circulating on social networking website Facebook. The attack begins as an Instant Message coming from a Facebook friend.
It is reported that the IM contains a link that directs to a website which allows users to upload their picture and they will change it in a cartoon for a fee.
Hence, users are advised not to click on a link blindly. They should always check with their friend that whether they have actually sent some link or not. If the friend says “no”, then the user should understand that there must be some problem.