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Facebook scam leads to Citadel Malware

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#1 herg62123


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:08 AM

We recently discovered a configuration of the Citadel malware that targets Facebook users with a a fake request for donations to children’s charities in order to steal credit card data.

After users have logged into their Facebook account, the Citadel injection mechanism displays a pop up that encourages the victim to donate $1 to children who “desperately” need humanitarian aid. Then, it asks users to fill in their credit card details. The malware is configured to deliver the attack based on the user's country/language settings, with web-injection pages in five different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch.

In an interesting twist, the criminals do not reuse the same text for every language. Instead, they have customized each attack based on the victim’s country and/or region.

More at the link: http://www.trusteer.com/blog/malware-targets-facebook-users-children%E2%80%99s-charity-scam

Forgot to post the link.

Edited by herg62123, 25 July 2012 - 01:09 AM.

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