Phishing scam got me from what appeared to come from my nephew

By steveow
Feb 17, 2012
  1. This is on Facebook and I don't know if it's isolated there only. About 5 days ago a link which had my newphew's picture on it showed up and I was tricked. "The scam say's, "Hahahahahha whyyy are your pants down in this picture?" I changed my password and it still is spreading like wildfire to people I'm not even friends with, which then comes back to me through questions.

    Is this an isolated infection to Facebook only? Or is my laptop also infected? My scans of SAS, Malwarebytes, Avira, updated Spywareblaster in the background and Comodo picks up nothing at all.

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    If you wish we can check your computer.

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  3. steveow

    steveow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Thanks Broni.
    It appears all is good. FB took action and all scans still come up clean and no bank accounts were compromised etc.
    Should anything come up I'll certainly come back.
    Thanks again TechSpot!
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    No problem.
    Good luck!

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