Warning – Avoid Getting Phished – What The Word Phishing Means


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What The Word “Phishing” Means.

In the field of computer security, Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website who’s look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.

On facebook and other social networking sites victims are often sent phishing links via inbox, chat messages or wall post. These communications appear to be from friends in the victims friends list or even from that social networks staff. However, the messages are never sent to the victim by those parties.

**What to do if you have become a victim of Phishing On Facebook.

If you become a victim of Phishing while on facebook or find a phishing link directly on the platform, the links below will help you recover your account and report the incident. Be aware the process for recovering a compromised facebook account can be long and hard and require you to provide proof of who your are. The best practice is to avoid this issue by taking great care while using the service.

My Account Has Been Hacked And I Have Access To My Login Email
Use this form if your account has been compromised but you still have access to your facebook login email address. Meaning the hacker may have change your password on your facebook account, but did not manage to hack you email address or remove it from your facebook account.
https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hacked_self_recovery

My Account Has Been Hacked and I Don’t Have Access To My Login Email
Use this form if your account has been compromised and you do not have access to your facebook login email address. Meaning the hacker may have gotten to your facebook account and the email you use to login or you may simply no longer have access to your login email address due to some other reason.
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_nologin_access

My Account Has Been Hacked And My Login Email Has Been Changed
Use this form if your account has been compromised and the hacker has removed your login email from your facebook account. You will know if this has happen because when you try to log in to facebook with your email address, facebook will tell you there is no account associated with that email address.
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_login_changed

Report a malicious link or website (phishing)
Use this form to report any Phishing links you come across while on the facebook platform.
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=report_phishing

**Share This With Friends And Stay Safe.**

~MBK –

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