Enticing spams lure FB users into malware trap



Emirates Business

UAE Facebook users, beware – the next link you follow on your account, might lead you to a malware that will steal your confidential details or corrupt your entire system.
Of late, UAE-based IT companies have detected a spam-based campaign, running on the social networking sites, that is spreading malicious browser plugin via social engineering techniques. IT experts are warning users, especially corporates, to be cautious and not follow such suspicious links on social networking sites.
“After clicking on the link, the victim is directed to a fake YouTube website where, instead of downloading and playing the video, user is requested to install an additional extension: Sorry, if you don’t install Video Play plugin, you will not be able to watch the video!,” Mohamed Djenane, Security Specialist – ESET Middle East, told Emirates Business.

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