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Facebook Adware Attack

Author: Alan Levine / Source: Information Security Buzz

An adware campaign working, via Facebook messenger, is using targeted notes and URLs to trick Facebook users into clicking through to an installation screen for adware.

Alan Levine, an IT Security Veteran and Security Advisor to Wombat Security Technologies commented below.

Alan Levine, Security Advisor at Wombat Security:

Why are criminals targeting this?

Cyber hackers may have multiple aims, but a consistent key objective is to compromise as many end user devices as possible. Under an attacker’s control, these compromised devices represent significant value because they can then be deployed as a digital army for a variety of malicious purposes.

What can organisations do to defend or mitigate such attacks?

There is no instant powder for cyber defense; one can’t just add water to address the issue. Cyber defense is complicated, expensive, intrusive, and ultimately…

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