New Facebook Trojan will do Shares and Likes on your behalf – TotalDefense Blog

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Published on March 4, 2014

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TotalDefense reports a new facebook Trojan which shares and likes on behalf of the user; this malware is transmitted through a browser plugin found so far in FireFox and Chrome.
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New Facebook Trojan will do Shares and Likes on your behalf. A new Trojan is infecting Facebook and distributes itself by sharing links on your behalf. This new malware attack focuses on the users' Facebook profile. The malware is a Trojan Horse transmitted through a browser plugin, detected so far in Firefox and Chrome. Tracking shows that the Trojan horse was first identified in Brazil, and its main activity is monitoring and testing whether the user logged into Facebook account. If the user is connected, the malware tries to get the configuration file that includes list of gestures that the Trojan could use on behalf of the user. Among the various gestures that the Trojan horse can run after obtaining the file, is the ability to post ‘Likes’ as well as ‘Share’ information, advertise new content and even join and invite friends to various Facebook groups. In addition, the Trojan horse comments on posts and open chat conversations with connected friends, apparently in order to send them a link to install the harmful plugin. Between the posts published by the Trojan horse one can find links and videos that tries to break into the accounts of users, while those believe they are watching funny and informative video posted by innocent members. The Trojan horse may include much more than just hacking attempts to Facebook accounts, because the messages, links and videos published vary from time to time, as well as the pages to which it performs ‘Likes’. While Facebook is working to block these links, it seems they multiple in a faster rate, and users can fall victim to reveal their information, without intending to do so. Currently, Facebook's main recommendation is to update your security programs, and of course perform scans regularly and frequently. This of course alongside with the permanent recommendation that comes each time new malware is infecting Facebook: Do not click on suspicious pages, links or videos, even if they come directly from your friends. Copyright © 2013 TotalDefense, Inc. | All rights reserved Page 1

Our recommendation is to check your Facebook account and particularly your personal Profile page, make sure there have not been any published links on your behalf, and of course change your password to a much more sophisticated one, and do not use it also in other services. About TotalDefense: Total Defense(@Total_Defense) is a global leader in malware detection and anti-crimeware solutions. We offer a broad portfolio of leading security products for the consumer market used by over four million consumers worldwide. Our solutions also include the industry’s first complete cloud security platform, providing fully integrated endpoint, web and email security through a single Web-based management console with a single set of enforceable security policies Total Defense is a former business of CA Technologies, one of the largest software companies in the world, and has operations in New York, California, Europe, Israel and Asia. Visit for web, cloud & mobile security solutions for home users and businesses. Copyright © 2013 TotalDefense, Inc. | All rights reserved Page 2

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