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Facebook Hacked: A Worm Steals More Than 45k Passwords


                                        

Facebook as you might know has been a victim of malware attacks and hoaxes for a large span of time now, It seems that facebook has been unsuccessful to stop these kind of attacks. A famous worm called Ramnit worm has been actively found in the facebook environment. It is reported by Symantec that this worm is responsible for the theft of more than 45k passwords.


According to Cyberthreat management site Seculert, most of the stolen credentials were from US, UK and France, Furthermore they have added that over the of these stolen logins were invalid and many of them have reacted correctly by changing their username and passwords.

Bypass two-factor authentication and transaction signing systems, gain remote access to financial institutions, compromise online banking sessions and penetrate several corporate networks





"Recently, our research lab identified a completely new 'financial' Ramnit variant aimed at stealing Facebook login credentials. Since the Ramnit Facebook C&C URL is visible and accessible it was fairly straightforward to detect that over 45,000 Facebook login credentials have been stolen worldwide, mostly from users in the United Kingdom and France"





Countermeasures:

1. Avoid clicking on any kind of suspicious links.
2. Update your Antivirus Right away.

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Anonymous said...

great page

Dare to ask? :)

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