Identity thieves take aim at Facebook users

Identity thieves are currently launching a massive attack on Facebook, using fake log-in pages to hijack usernames and passwords.The attackers are using Facebook's mail system to send a one-line message luring users to "fbaction.

Identity thieves are currently launching a massive attack on Facebook, using fake log-in pages to hijack usernames and passwords.

The attackers are using Facebook's mail system to send a one-line message luring users to "fbaction.net," a site that clones the social networking site's log-in screen.

Facebook is now blocking users from accessing the phishing site within its network but, at 4:00 PM Eastern, the Web site was still live.

Earlier today, there was chatter on Twitter about attackers using Facebook's instant messaging feature to scam users into sending money internationally.