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Facebook "add friend" Malicious Spam

Postby TeMerc » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:02 pm

Date:09.22.2008

Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code
Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered a new malicious social-engineering spam campaign masquerading as official emails sent by the popular Web 2.0 social-networking site, Facebook. The email is spoofed to appear from the domain facebookmail.com, an official domain used by Facebook for their outbound emails when notifying their users of an event.

It is common for Facebook to send an email to notify their users when another Facebook user adds them as a friend on the social network. However, the spammers included a zip attachment that purports to contain a picture in order to entice the recipient to double-click on it. The attached file is actually a Trojan horse.

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Re: Facebook "add friend" Malicious Spam

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:39 pm

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