Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Beware of New Facebook Malware (Identified as Troj/Agent-XNN)

If you're a constant facebook user who rely on email alerts to know when and what their friends do, beware ! because those users do risk getting their computers infected with malware. It's because now a days cybercriminals are relying on fake notifications to spread a offensive Trojan (virus).

Message with subject :
“Your friend added a new photo with you to the album,”
Message :
“One of Your Friends added a new photo with you to the album. You are receiving this email because you've been listed as a close friend. View photo with you in the attachment”

There are fake emails designed to trick recipients into opening the attached file which allegedly contains a photo. But in reality, the attachment is not a picture, but a piece of malware identified as Troj/Agent-XNN.
You should be aware by now that the social media site never sends the pictures posted online as attachments via email. That is why users are always advised to beware of shady-looking notifications.
Take Care

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