Facebook is scrambling to squash the latest incident of malware to crop up on the popular social networking site. The company is working with Whole Foods Market, the Texas-based upscale grocery store, whose fans have been targeted by a confidence scam that offers a $500 gift card, but is really a ploy to snare users’ personal information.
eSecurity Planet has the story on the Whole Foods scam, which has been spreading virally through the Facebook community.
The latest malware trap on the popular social networking site promises a $500 gift card to the upscale grocery store. But all you really get is your personal data exposed.
Facebook and Whole Foods Market are scrambling to prevent fans of the upscale grocery chain from falling for yet another malware ruse on the popular social networking site.
First discovered Thursday, the scam purports to offer a free $500 gift card to the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain and has been spreading virally through Facebook’s “fan pages,” infecting an unknown number of users’ PCs and mobile devices.