A new malware attack circulating on Facebook that spreads via chat messages and trick them into spamming their friends.
New wave of malware attacks via Facebook to German and English speaking users. Many users received a message via Facebook’s chat functionality that looked something like this:
Malware Signature Message:
bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha
“hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK]
„omg you look so cute [LINK]”
bist du das??? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha
Scam Type: malware attack
Trending: August 2011
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.
If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page – and warn your friends not to click on the offending links.