Beware of Facebook Video

Apr 16, 2015360TS

Beware of Facebook Video

A new Facebook phishing website is in the wild, pretending to be a Facebook page hosting a friend’s private video. The phishing site exploited the nature of Facebook and employed social engineering, leading you to think that the video came from a friend, an infected friend, indeed.

The attack propagates in two ways:

  • 1. Infected victim makes a post with a title trailing after victim’s name. For example: “Best Friend’s Private Video”.
  • 2. Infected victim sends a Facebook message to viewers, containing the profile picture of the viewer which makes the message more relevant and personal.

Whether it is a post or private message, once entered, the phishing site prompts to install a plugin in order to play the video – yes, that is a virus. What could go wrong from the Best Friend? The unsuspecting viewer then becomes another infected victim, and propagates on.

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