If you received an email that have subject and contents similar to below: “Subject: Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked” be careful don’t click. Don’t click on any of the links embed in the email, just ignore totally, if you read it might tempt you to click and tempting is bad 🙂 Well anyways the email has legit information in term of the contents but the link embed on the email isn’t, it serve a purpose of getting you to click on it whether it’s to a website that has tons of advertisements, bad advertisements that has viruses malwares, hacking site, tricking you to click to change your facebook google email yahoo password. Again the content can be real but the links are bad, DON’T CLICK. In general, don’t click on any email link until you know where it direct you to by simply highlight the link (move your mouse over to the link) and on the bottom left or so, it should tell you the exact link when you click, so if it’s facebook.com google.com yahoo.com ect… the website that you know for sure, then ok to click, but better yet don’t click, just type in the site manually, I don’t even trust bookmark because there are virus malware that will change your bookmark :). To protect your computer yourself, install antivirus and ensure it’s updated frequently, spent some money to buy the original version, don’t download fake or hacked or nulled version, sometime it’s a virus itself instead of an antivirus 🙂 Good luck. Happy Monday!
From: Public Security Notice
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:27 AM
Subject: Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked
You are being contacted because our records indicate that your email address firstname.lastname@example.org was associated with one of the following services within the last 6 months:
The hacker group calling themselves “Anonymous” has been conducting ongoing attacks on Google and Facebook since January 2012 but it was not until recently that they managed to breach the security.
Reports indicate that they have already managed to compromise the servers and gain access to millions of account passwords as well as sensitive user data.
Anonymous is the same group that successfully hacked Sony last year and stole millions of customer records including credit card information.
To protect yourself we recommend that you follow these steps:
1) Change the passwords on your Google and Facebook accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
2) Change the passwords to any online banking or online credit card you may use.
3) We strongly recommend using this free service to review and monitor all three of your credit reports.
Remember that once hackers gain access to one of your accounts, it is very easy for them to gain access to your other accounts. To monitor your financial data and protect yourself click here.
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