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Malware Attack Through Facebook

19
Aug
2011

Many users receiving a message via Facebook’s chat functionality, it looked something like below:

The Messages spreads via chat are-
– bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha
– hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK]
– omg you look so cute [LINK]

If user clicks on the shortened URL, he’s exposed to a executable file that looks like an image file.
The malware gets downloaded and stored itself in the Windows %TEMP% folder.
Users might have been curious to see the picture, which was get downloaded.

On clicking on the executable a “Picture cannot be displayed” error message appears.

But its get executed and install a malware, which is running in the background.This malware works as downloader and can download keyloggers, spyware, backdoors, Fake AV etc..

Users are advised to take extra care when dealing with links on Facebook.
Quick Heal detects this spreading malware files and protect its users.

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