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Multi Platform Facebook Messenger Malware Is Spreading Rapidly

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New facebook messenger malware is spreading rapidly on windows, MacOS & strangely in linux also. Secutiry researcher at Kaspersky lab has identified this multi platform malware.

According to their blog:

The initial spreading mechanism seems to be Facebook Messenger, but how it actually spreads via Messenger is still unknown. It may be from stolen credentials, hijacked browsers or clickjacking. At the moment we are not sure because this research is still ongoing.

The message uses traditional social engineering to trick the user into clicking the link. The message reads “David Video” and then a bit.ly link.

The link points to a Google doc. The document has already taken a picture from the victim’s Facebook page and created a dynamic landing page which looks like a playable movie.

When the victim clicks on the fake playable movie, the malware redirects them to a set of websites which enumerate their browser, operating system and other vital information. Depending on their operating system they are directed to other websites.



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