Facebook Creates New System to Report Phishing Activities

by News Editor on August 16th, 2012 in Industry and Security News.

Facebook has launched a new email address, phish@fb.com. This email is dedicated for its users to report any activities that are linked to phisihing. This includes any receiving phishing emails that seek to trick members into revealing their personal account information.

This is another step for the social network giant is taking to stop phishing lurking in their system. The email address accepts reports of any such phishing attempts, saying they will “investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate.”

“We will then work with our eCrime team to ensure we hold bad actors accountable. Additionally, in some cases, we’ll be able to identify victims, and secure their accounts,” the company wrote in a posting on its security blog.

“This new reporting channel will compliment internal systems we have in place to detect phishing sites attempting to steal Facebook user login information.”

“The internal systems notify our team, so we can gather information on the attack, take the phishing sites offline, and notify users.  Affected users will be prompted to change their password and provided education to better protect themselves in the future.”

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