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Phishing Malware Claims 10,000 Facebook Victims

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Phishing Malware Claims 10,000 Facebook Victims

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This article was posted on Monday, 04:52, UTC.

A recently uncovered malware attack targeting Facebook users has claimed nearly 10,000 victims in just under two days, with countries in South America and Europe among the hardest hit. Between 24 and 27 June, thousands of Facebook users were targeted by phishing messages purporting to come from a “friend”, claiming to have mentioned the targeted users on Facebook. However, the message had in fact been initiated by attackers instigating a two-stage attack. The malware was uncovered by a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, pointing to a two-stage malware that includes a Trojan. The first stage sees the Trojan downloaded onto…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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