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Facebookers Beware of New Trojan

May 13, 2013
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Bringing a whole new meaning to being hacked on Facebook by your sister, Microsoft has now issued a warning of malware posing as Firefox add-ons and updating Google Chrome extensions, which actually allow hackers inside your Facebook profile. Microsoft released a blog late Friday, on their Malware Protection Centre, describing Trojan:JS/Febipos, originally caught active in Brazil.

An innocent download of the popular web browsers, activates the Trojan to detect whether the computer is logged into a Facebook account looking to download a config file that holds a list of commands for the browser extension. Once succesful the trojan can;

Like a page
Share
Post
Join a group
Invite friends to a group
Chat to friends
Comment on a post

Posts are mainly written in Brazil’s dominant language, Portuguese that contain links to other Facebook pages. Microsoft caught a bad link to a blog/video and blocked the page and video media. Translated from Portuguese called;

“15 YEAR-OLD VICTIM OF BULLYING COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER SHOWING HER BREASTS ON FACEBOOK.”

 Microsoft recognizes this threat and advises users to update security and passwords regularly to avoid infection. The fact that the Trojan can choose different languages and post anytime proves that there is a threat that could be potentially harmful in other countries around the world.
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