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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

'Christmas theme' on Facebook gets stolen by the Grinch

Antivirus Support
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to wish ‘netizens’ Merry Christmas on Facebook!! But watch out, for the Grinch is masquerading as Santa this Christmas and he has a malware up his sleeve; sugar coated as a theme for your Facebook profile.

The latest attack uses social engineering as a potent tool for luring people into installing a malicious browser plugin. And once people get sucked into the bait of clicking on the Like button, the page redirects them to a URL where a malicious plugin named Free Cheesecake Factory Coupons get installed on the PC.

With the plugin once activated affected users get their walls flooded with the catchy status, "Get Christmas Theme for FB, a free Christmas Theme for all FB users”. Caught by the antivirus software this file is christened as TROJ_REDIR.CU.

So, next around you want to make merry this Christmas season be careful because cyber criminals are for sure launching attacks using the holiday season as a big lure.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!   www.pccare247.com

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