New virus targets Facebook users

SAN FRANCISCO

Hackers have now flooded the Internet with virus-tainted e-mails that target anyone using the social-networking site.

Anti-virus software company MacAfee says thousands of Facebook users have been receiving an e-mail which tells them that the password on their Facebook account has been reset.

The users are then urged to click on an attachment to get new log-in credentials.

If the attachment is opened, it downloads malicious software, including a program that steals passwords.

Facebook is advising users not to even open the e-mail and to just delete it and warn their friends.

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