Panda Security Warns of Massive Facebook Scareware Scam

A fake virus warning is being distributed via e-mail.

 By Kara Reeder
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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.

This article was originally published on Feb 1, 2010
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