Malware attack through Facebook photo tag notification

This is a warning for Facebook users. A fraudulent email is circulating on the Internet claiming to be from Facebook and saying you’ve been tagged in a photo. The email probably looks like this:

On a closer look the email is from “notification @faceboook.com” and not from a “Facebook.com” domain. This is a specially crafted email that is targeting innocent Facebook users. Those who click on the link in the email get redirected to a bogus link that hosts malicious iframe scripts. These scripts take advantage of the Blackhole exploit kit and start infecting the system.

This happens within a few seconds and then the browser gets redirected to the original Facebook website. So the user does not get a hint about any kind of suspicious or malicious activity. In our case, two malicious files got downloaded. These files belong to the Trojan.Redirector family. Malware that belongs to this category has the following characteristics:

  • Stays resident in the background
  • Changes browser settings
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects itself to the Internet

Kindly do pay attention while clicking on any link in the email. If you come across such emails do not click on any link present inside. Instead, delete the email and keep your Quick Heal antivirus updated.

 

Ranjeet Menon

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Linda Martin
Linda Martin
8 years ago

Thank you for this information !!

Hitesh
Hitesh
8 years ago

Thank You for getting us updated about these attacks

Indra Bdr.Thapa Magar
Indra Bdr.Thapa Magar
8 years ago

Very very Thank you for this inform us about malware attack through Facebook photo tag notification.

abhishek
abhishek
8 years ago

thanks for great info

Sherry
Sherry
8 years ago

Excellent article! Btw this virus is not new. I had received one such mail on yahoo couple of years back.

Syed Ismail Shah
Syed Ismail Shah
8 years ago

Loads of thanks for this info… 🙂

Rahul
Rahul
8 years ago

Thanks a lott 4 dis information…

satishu rawat
satishu rawat
8 years ago

thnxxx for informing this attack

mangesh jadhav
mangesh jadhav
8 years ago

thank you so much ravindra sir,,,,,,,,,,,thanxx for such important information

Pratik
Pratik
8 years ago

Nice….Information Thanks Dude

Abinash Sharma
Abinash Sharma
8 years ago

Thanks For the Imp information.

Munshi Azhar
Munshi Azhar
8 years ago

Thanx for the alerting information

derese admasu
derese admasu
8 years ago

Thanks for this alert information. I would like to ask
your good office why not quick heal antivirus is not give
information/ report about the action taken on my computer
,like the type and number of viruses killed.
Thank you in advance for your immediate reply.
If not me & the friends of mine will be forced to change
our antivirus.
from IIT-ROORKEE, INDIA

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago
Reply to  derese admasu

Hi,
You can view the detailed report of Quick Heal’s activity by opening the Reports menu in the main dashboard. When Quick Heal detects a threat and removes it, a small bubble is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. This bubble is only visible for a short period of time so that it does not intrude on the user’s activity.
Thanks.

Divyakant Shah
Divyakant Shah
8 years ago

Thank You for causing us updated about these attacks

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago

@Divyakant, @Munshi, @Abinash, @Pratik, @Mangesh, @Satishu, , @Syed, @Sherry, @Abhishek, @Indra, @Hitesh, @Linda: Thank you all for your appreciation. We shall continue to detect such threats and provide you with security protection.

derese admasu
derese admasu
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Thank you for your immediate reply once again. Please tell me the main features in which Quick Heal anti virus is better than others in the market. This is because me and the friends of mine here in IIT-Roorkee who are using the Quick Heal are suffering the attack of our computers with Malwer virus and others which make the speed of our PC’s too slow. Please can you advice something to alleviate such problems immediately.
Wish you all the best.
Derese

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago
Reply to  derese admasu

Hi,
You can visit the Products tab on the official Quick Heal website to get details about all the features that are offered.
Thanks.

Sachin
Sachin
8 years ago

very useful information! thanks for your timely update!

PP Ghoshal
PP Ghoshal
8 years ago

Thank you very much for this information.

Rakesh kumar
Rakesh kumar
8 years ago

Thanks for your guidance about the security on social networks.

Regards

Rakesh

viplove saini
viplove saini
8 years ago

very useful information! thanks for your timely update!

Akshay
Akshay
8 years ago

Thanks quickheal for keeping updated

NaimVohra
NaimVohra
8 years ago

Thanks for the information..

Quickheal Does not support Windows 8!

When quickheal 2013 will released?

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago
Reply to  NaimVohra

Hi,
Right now the Release Preview of Windows 8 is available. The OS will release on October 26. Quick Heal will certainly support Windows 8. Please refer – https://blogs.quickheal.com/windows-8-security-features-that-quick-heal-users-will-love/.
We will inform you when Quick Heal 2013 will be released.
Thank you for choosing us.

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago

, @PP Ghoshal, @Rakesh, @Viplove, : Thanks for reading. Please visit our blog regularly for more security updates.

darpan patel
darpan patel
8 years ago

in my mail account all days come mail like this (notification+kr4m2eqsyeyx@facebookmail.com). is this fack or virus.

and this is virus how can i protect my identity and pc from this types of mail i have all ready quick heal total security user..

Rahul Thadani
8 years ago
Reply to  darpan patel

Hi Darpan,
These are fake emails and you should delete them right away if they happen to reach your inbox. Just be alert and keep your system and antivirus updated and you will be fine.
Regards.

Swapnil Thakare
Swapnil Thakare
4 years ago

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