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Malware attacks on Facebook

The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...
The ‘Free Facebook Mug Scam’ is somewhat different from the previous Facebook scams that we have seen. Similar to the previous scams, it redirects the users to complete online surveys. In addition to this, it steals the user’s Facebook email ID and it also installs a malicious browser plugin. So...
A new Facebook Scam – “Play Mario Kart Game”, tries to deceive a viewer that anyone can play the Mario Kart game on Facebook. The scam says – “Play Mario Kart on Facebook with your Friends! Join the multiplayer mayhem NOW! Click here to play”. When a viewer clicks the...
Facebook scammers are once again exploiting a celebrity’s death. Former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs’ death news is the target just like many before him. Only a few hours after his death a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Steve Jobs” is said to have gone up, with text claiming that 50 free...
Once again Facebook scammers are trying to generate user curiosity by claiming to display a rare and shocking video – “Man in wheelchair falls down the elevator shaft”. Just like in previous Facebook scams, clicking on the link will take you to a genuine looking Facebook page which claims to...