Facebook has been targeted by the My 1st St@tus scam spread not only through the social network itself, but also via Twitter.

Users are being tricked into clicking a link that claims to find their first ever Facebook status and post it on their wall. The post contains randomly generated content instead of the user’s first ever status but one thing remains constant, they all have links to a malicious survey.

When filled in, this survey allows the scammers to sell personal information on and sign users up to spam E-Mail lists and premium rate phone services. The malicious link will also install a rogue application that posts spam messages on the user’s wall that attempt to trick their friends into filling in the survey.

Sophos has a video of what to do if you become infected, along with further information of the attack, on their blog.

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