“Happy new year” – Scam New Year Greetings On Social Media

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Written by Emma Davis
The New Year greetings would redirect the user to a website asking for their data, and will then send a similar message to the victim’s contacts.

HowToFix Team is to warn you against the malicious holiday greetings disguised as a genuine message that’s circulating on social media. The message actually looks genuine and would show users seemingly genuine greetings, but actually leads them to different unsecured websites.

A lot of Pinoys received malicious and fraudulent Christmas and New Year greetings from friends and family through social messenger apps, particularly WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

“Pinoys warned” is a browser hijacker that is set to modify the settings of a given web internet browser and also introduce a hostile online marketing task on the screen. It might change the preferred homepage or the main internet search engine without authorization from the customer.

This applies to the following websites:

I recomend you to immediately change your passwords for bank and social media accounts, reset your browsers, install anti-malware and scan all of your disks.

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Emma Davis

I'm writer and content manager (a short time ago completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the Gustavus Adolphus College). For now, I have a deep drive to study cyber security.

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