Facebook Trojan Email - 'Your Password is Changed'
Outline Email purporting to be from Facebook Support claims that the recipient's Facebook password has been changed because spam was sent from the account. The recipient is instructed to open an attached file to retrieve the new password.
The email is not from Facebook and the attachment does not contain a new password. Instead, opening the attachment can install a trojan on the user's computer.
Subject: Facebook Support. Your password is changed. ID90286
A Spam is sent from your FaceBook account.
Your password has been changed for safety.
Information regarding your account and a new password is attached to the letter.
Read this information thoroughly and change the password to complicated one.
Please do not reply to this email, it's automatic mail notification!
Thank you for your attention.
According to this email, which claims to be from Facebook Support, the recipient's Facebook password has been changed "for safety" because spam had been sent from his or her Facebook account. The message urges the recipient to open an attached file in order to retrieve the new Facebook password.
However, the email is not from Facebook and it certainly does not contain a new password. In fact, opening the attachment will launch a trojan that, once installed, can modify the Windows registry, establish connections with malicious websites and download further malware components.