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Bulk messaging malware in Facebook Messenger

04
Sep
2017
Bulk messaging malware in Facebook Messenger

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Some time ago, an antivirus expert from our Global Research and Analysis Team, David Jacoby, discovered multi platform malware that was distributed through Facebook Messenger. A few years ago, similar outbreaks were occurring quite often, but none have appeared lately; Facebook was doing a lot to prevent similar attacks.

First, a preliminary report was published. At that time, Jacoby still had not had enough time to research many details about how the malware operated, but now he has, and we are ready to share them. From a user’s perspective, here’s how the infection progressed.

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