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Hackers sending fake copyright complaint notice with malware to Facebook users: Expert

New Delhi, July 15

Cyber criminals are sending out pretend copyright grievance notifications to Fb customers with malicious hyperlinks that may hurt computer systems, a safety researcher warned on Thursday.

Criminals have created a number of pages within the title of Copyright Constraints Web page 2021. The warning message for customers claims to be from Fb Safety Workforce.

The criminals are tagging politicians together with Members of Parliament, MLAs, authorities officers, and celebrities.

“Beware!! Hackers are focusing on nearly all Politicians, Celebrities, Media and well-known Fb accounts globally. Chances are you’ll obtain a pretend Copyright Criticism notification on FB. Do not click on on the hyperlink. It is Malware/Ransomware,” cyber safety researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia tweeted.

The criminals are sending out notifications within the title of Fb Safety staff and deceptive customers that it has obtained complaints from others that their web page is non-compliant with phrases of service and re-verification of their account is required.

Rajaharia shared a screenshot of actions on the web page through which politicians together with Jagdambika Pal, Joginder Pal Bhoa, filmmaker Mira Nair, IPS officer Ajay Pal Lamba and a number of other different verified accounts have been tagged within the message.

“The pages have been activated just lately beginning July 13. The unhealthy actors are tagging Fb customers constantly. The cyber criminals will drop malware within the pc of the consumer who clicks on these notifications,” Rajaharia mentioned.

When contacted, Jaipur further commissioner of Police, Ajay Pal Lamba confirmed to have obtained notification from the web page and he didn’t click on on it because it was from an unverified web page and claimed to be from Fb Safety Workforce.

“I seen that the message is pretend because it claimed to be coming from Fb Safety Workforce and was searching for verification by clicking on a hyperlink. I noticed the web page was tagging solely verified accounts. I’d request everybody who has obtained this type of notification ought to chorus from clicking on the hyperlink within the notification, which prima facie seems malicious,” Lamba mentioned.

An e-mail question despatched to Fb and the Ministry of Electronics and IT for feedback elicited no reply. — PTI 

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