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Cybercriminals hijack Facebook accounts through bogus browser extensions

Researchers from WebSense are warning on a newly circulating fraudulent scheme relying on bogus browser extensions for hijacking Facebook accounts.
Written by Dancho Danchev on

Researchers from WebSense are warning on a newly circulating fraudulent scheme relying on bogus browser extensions for hijacking Facebook accounts.

The add-ons, advertised as DivX plug-ins or coupon generator, use the Facebook API (Application Programming Interface) to post unauthorized messages on behalf of Facebook users who log in from the affected browsers.

According to the researchers, at the moment, only Chrome and Firefox plugins are used.

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