Facebook DM Spam Campaign Targets French Users with Eko Malware
Security Update : A Facebook spam campaign has reached epic proportions in France, enough for the local government to issue a formal warning last week, after the number of infections went through the roof.
The campaign consists in users receiving a message from one of their friends, asking them if they are the person in a video.
The link purports to be a YouTube video uploaded online. The message is very well engineered to use both the receiver’s name and photo for the spam link’s preview.
Users who follow the link are tricked to install a Chrome browser extension to view the video. The extension hides the Eko malware.
According to reports in French local media, including the Le Monde newspaper,… (read more)