Fake Facebook “photo comment” e-mail leads to malware

As Facebook has announced its new messaging system and its deployment in the coming months, online scammers have been trying to use that announcement against unsuspecting Facebook users that may have heard about it and believe that changes will be made in the way that the social network contacts and notifies its users.

McAfee warns about the latest of these scams – a fake “Your friend commented on your photo” e-mail:

As you can see, the e-mail is coming from a Gmail address – a fact that should tell the recipients that the e-mail is not legitimate. And, if they run their mouse over the embedded link, they will also notice that the real link has nothing to do with Facebook. A click on it will redirect the user to a malicious page serving malware.