New malware attack circulating on Facebook

Researchers from GData have intercepted a currently circulating Facebook malware attack, that spreads via chat messages.

Researchers from GData have intercepted a currently circulating Facebook malware attack, that spreads via chat messages.

Messages used for spreading

  • bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha
  • “hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK]
  • „omg you look so cute [LINK]”

Once the user clicks on the shortened URL, he's exposed to a executable file that looks like an image file. Upon clicking on the executable a "Picture cannot be displayed" error message appears. In between the malware is stored in the Windows %TEMP% folder and executed.

Users are advised to be extra vigilant when dealing with links found on Facebook.