Scammers have been exploiting people’s fears in the wake of recent attacks in Europe by posting fake news of a ‘terrorist act’ in Prague, in an attempt to gain access to internet users’ personal data.

News of a “deadly attack” in Prague claiming that some 300 people had been killed and 600 injured has been circulating on Facebook. Here’s there the image:

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Scammers aim to confuse people by using a fake “News Czeck” page with a further link to “NBC News” for those who want to learn more about the “attack.”

Users who want to proceed to the page are directed to a fake, ‘phishing’ login page that asks them to enter a Facebook username and password.

 

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