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Malware Poses as Flash Update Infects 110,000 Facebook Users within 2 Days


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:36 PM

 

Facebook users just Beware!! Don’t click any porn links on Facebook. Foremost reason is that you have thousands of good porn sites out there, but there's an extra good reason right now.
 
Rogue pornography links on the world’s most popular social network have reportedly infected over 110,000 Facebook users with a malware Trojan in just two days and it is still on the rise, a security researcher warned Friday.
 
The Facebook malware disguised as a Flash Player update and spreads itself by posting links to a pornographic video from the Facebook accounts of previously infected users. The malware generally tags as many as 20 friends of the infected user.
"In the new technique, which we call it 'Magnet,' the malware gets more visibility to potential victims by tagging the friends of the victim in the malicious post," said Mohammad Faghani, a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in a mailing list post to the Full Disclosure infosec hangout. 
"A tag may be seen by friends of the victim's friends as well, which leads to a larger number of potential victims. This will speed up the malware propagation."
The malicious post will provide you a link to a porn video in one of your friend's posts. Once clicked, the malicious link will land you a website that will prompt you to quickly download and run a Flash update in order to play the video message purporting to be pornography.

Malware Poses as Flash Update Infects 110,000 Facebook Users within 2 Days



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:12 AM

Not just porn - I saw a guy infected with that sharing a gruesome vid of a car accident victim.




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