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Fake Firefox: “Introducing the new and improved Firefox 8,optimized for Facebook.”

22
Nov
2011

Here’s a fake Firefox upgrade message circulating by email:

From: Mozilla Firefox [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 22 November 2011 05:32
Subject: Introducing the new and improved Firefox 8,optimized for Facebook. 211.245.104.78

Facebook recommends the faster Firefox 8.
Can’t see images? View on a mobile device

   
Facebook recommends that you upgrade to the
faster and smarter Firefox 8.
       
    Get It Now
   
Introducing the new and improved Firefox 8, optimized for Facebook

• Browse faster than the previous version of Firefox.
• Easily organize and arrange your tabs into groups.
• Get on-the-go access to your saved Firefox settings across multiple computers.
• Access the new Facebook features as profile viewers and much more!
Get your free upgrade now.
Already upgraded? Thank you.
   
All your favorite stuff, all in one place. Make Facebook your home.

Visit Firefox on Facebook  
Share:   

Mozilla, Firefox, and the Firefox logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mozilla..

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All the links lead to 68.143.18.186.nw.nuvox.net/mozilla-firefox/plrja5f2 which in turn leads to a malicious executable with only 15/42 vendors detecting it at VirusTotal. The malware then attempts to call home to magesticgamers.com and 46.166.129.230.

The ThreatExpert report is here, the Comodo report is here.

  1. phil January 15, 2012

    I had Firefox 8
    Firefox 9 is has more bugs than an Old Miami Home
    I went back to 8 and without my permission when I launched it
    it upgrade to 9
    FUCK THOSE GEEKS…I HATE THE DEVELOPERS OF FIREFOX
    they must be Republicans

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