Hackers Dupe Facebook Users

Phishing scheme scores password information
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 15, 2009 8:49 AM CDT
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg poses at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 5, 2007.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Hackers went Facebook-phishing yesterday, nabbing the passwords of an undisclosed number of users, Reuters reports. Facebook is working to restore the site and has blocked accounts hit in what it believes was a ploy to spread future spam. Hackers broke into accounts, sending users’ friends emails that contained links to fake sites resembling the Facebook homepage; these sites asked visitors to log in, thereby giving up their passwords.