Our readers have asked us on numerous occasions if there’s an email address where they can report Facebook phishing websites. Now, besides the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s email@example.com and the FTC’s firstname.lastname@example.org, the targets of such malicious operations can send reports to Facebook’s own email@example.com.
All the reports sent to this firstname.lastname@example.org
will be analyzed and the appropriate measures will be taken against them: website blacklisting and even takedowns, if necessary.
Facebook phishing campaigns are not uncommon
. They’re launched with the help of spam emails and posts that allegedly lead to interesting apps or controversial content.
By sending the details of websites that attempt to trick users into handing over their usernames and passwords, Facebook customers can join the battle against the phenomenon.
Phishing is not something that will disappear overnight, but awareness raising and new protection measures can at least ensure that it doesn’t get out of hand.