Facebook Fights Phishing with Crowdsourcing Effort
Classic Facebook phishing: A fake page for stealing login credentials where anything the user enter will redirect to the page they're trying to reach (Image credit: webroot)
Facebook is taking another step in the war on phishing by asking users who spot an offense to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The hope is that by asking alert users to essentially call the Facebook cops and report any untoward activity so the eCrime team (yeah, that’s really what it’s called) can investigate and track down offenders.
In a post announcing the new reporting system, Facebook also noted that any users who believe their accounts have been compromised can visit www.facebook.com/hacked for assistance.