Bank-Draining Malware Spead via Facebook on the Rise

Bank-Draining Malware Spead via Facebook on the Rise

A six-year-old Trojan malware virus nicknamed “Zeus” has been making a serious comeback on Facebook. The virus works by lying dormant on a user’s computer until they access an online bank account. It then springs into action, stealing the user’s password and draining their accounts. It can even replace a bank website with its own…

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Malware that Hijacks Facebook Profiles Spreading Fast

Malware that Hijacks Facebook Profiles Spreading Fast

McAfee, the online security company, released a threat report yesterday detailing a disturbing rise in Facebook malware. Most notably, a bug that hijacks users’ profiles called “Koobface” has tripled its reach so far in 2013. “The resurrection of Koobface reminds us that social networks continue to present a substantial opportunity for intercepting personal information,” Vincent…

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Beware of Socially Engineered Phishing Attacks on Facebook

Beware of Socially Engineered Phishing Attacks on Facebook

Phishing attacks are one of the most common scams on Facebook. The goal of these scams is to obtain your Facebook user name and password. If successful, the scammers can totally take over your Facebook account and use it to spread more spam and scams to your friends. They can also mine everyone in your…

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New Malware Attack Aims to Steal Credit Card Information after Login – Facebook & Gmail Users at Risk

New Malware Attack Aims to Steal Credit Card Information after Login – Facebook & Gmail Users at Risk

ThreatMetrix discovered a new strain of the Zeus Trojan virus this week. The cleverly crafted attack is said to catch users off-guard by waiting so that a website’s login page appears to be working properly. After login, the fraudulent pages are loaded and credit card information is requested. As we have seen before in other…

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Cybercriminals Distribute Worm via Facebook Messages

Cybercriminals Distribute Worm via Facebook Messages

Trend Micro recently issued an alert on a malware attack utilizing Facebook Messages as the delivery agent. Chat-jacking scams and similar schemes are nothing new on Facebook. One thing we have learned is that scammers will utilize every possible method and medium to victimize the unsuspecting and naive. The infected messages were found to contain…

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Lily Jade, Cross Browser Worm Spreads via Facebook

Lily Jade, Cross Browser Worm Spreads via Facebook

Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs are warning of a new click-fraud worm distributed via Facebook. The malware creators are using Crossrider, a legitimate programming framework used to create unified browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. While monitoring botnet activity, Kaspersky researchers discovered that the malware installer would connect to a malicious site…

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New Zeus Malware Invades Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo

New Zeus Malware Invades Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo

A malware campaign that targets a number of established services and websites has been reported this week.  It aims to fool the users of the particular service or website to providing their debit card data. The new Zeus Malware has been reported to be targeting a number of the bigger names online, like Facebook, Google…

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OMG I Just Hate Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video – Facebook Scam

OMG I Just Hate Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video – Facebook Scam

Scam Message: OMG I Just Hate Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video Miley cyrus sex tape leaked today on facebook Trending: April 2012 Scam Type: Malware, Rogue Plugin Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page designed to look like Facebook: The scammers are hoping to trick unsuspecting…

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Facecrooks Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2012

Facecrooks Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2012

Active Facebook Scams profiled this week: Beware of Facebook Freebies – Several free gift card, voucher and item scams are extremely active on Facebook this week. We have seen the following: Argos, Toms Shoes, Rayban Sunglasses, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Outback, Best Buy, H&M and Regal Cinemas, Disney & Six Flags – just to name a few.…

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[Malware Alert] Beware of Rogue Forms Asking for Credit Card Info

[Malware Alert] Beware of Rogue Forms Asking for Credit Card Info

Trusteer researchers released the details of a sophisticated new malware attack targeting Facebook users. The goal of the Ice IX malware scheme is to steal credit card information and personal account information. This is accomplished by using a web injection cycle to display a malicious web page in the victim’s browser. The form tries to…

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