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The Phishing Team Fulba Targets Network Giants: Facebook and eBay Users Need to Beware of

2014-11-04

Recently, Baidu Antivirus Security Center has discovered that a band of cybercriminals wants to use network phishing attacks to obtain users' Facebook account and password information in order to pry on users' private life.


These cybercriminals use Facebook posts, phishing emails, and other methods to lure users to their meticulously designed Facebook phishing site. If not careful, users will have their Facebook account and passwords stolen. This will expose their private information to the eyes of hackers.

 (The entered Facebook account password is sent to a server controlled by cybercriminals)


After in-depth research on the cybercriminal group Fulba, Baidu Antivirus security experts found that, as of 10/28/2014, Baidu Antivirus Security Center had intercepted a total of 145 related phishing sites. The first phishing sample was intercepted on 11/5/2013. In addition, this phishing team does not only target on Facebook. Statistics show that they also launch phishing attacks on eBay, PayPal, Google, Visa, and many other online banking sites.


Baidu Antivirus Security Center adds that this phishing group has been operating for a year and has attacked social networks, search engines, online shopping sites, banking sites, etc. Grouped, sustained, and diversified have become the three major characteristics of network phishing attacks nowadays. Security product companies must increase their investment in network phishing defenses to protect the security of user account systems.


To avoid this potential threat to Facebook and other accounts, Baidu Antivirus Security Center would like to remind users that they should install multi-functional security software and enable all defense functions. Users also can go to Settings and activate the Login Approvals function to enhance the security of their Facebook account.