Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Bogus Facebook notification emails link to dangerous trojans


The Webroot Threat blog has a story on bogus Facebook notifications (from
“friends”) serving malware, bt Dancho Danchev, here.

The emails contains links to infected sites with Trojans that enable the attacker to control the subject’s machine, for DOS attacks or for access to normally protected accounts, like banks and Gmail.  Possible major hacks could occur this way. The Trojans include “Ransom.win32” and “Generic.KDV”.

You can secure your Facebook account if you think it has been compromised by going to the subdirectory “/hacked” after you log on.  You will be asked to supply your password again. 

I get bogus notifications all the time, one or two a day at least. 


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