Bogus Facebook notifications lead to malware


By Dancho Danchev

In an attempt to trick users into getting themselves infected with malware, cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of emails impersonating Facebook.

More details:

Sample screenshot of the spamvertised email:

Detection rate for the spamvertised attachment: Your_Friend_New_photos-updates.jpeg.exe – MD5: 8601ece8b0c79ec3d4396f07319bbff1 – detected by 36 out of 43 antivirus scanners as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos.A; Trojan-Ransom.Win32.PornoAsset.xen

Webroot SecureAnywhere users are proactively protected from this threat.

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2 thoughts on “Bogus Facebook notifications lead to malware

  1. Pingback: Cybercriminals spamvertise millions of bogus Facebook notifications, serve malware « Webroot Threat Blog – Internet Security Threat Updates from Around the World

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