September 30, 2016

Facebook Scams with Chrome and FireFox Plugins

Picture Source: Websense security labs

(LiveHacking.Com) – Security researchers at Websense® have discovered new Facebook scams.

According to the report published by Websense®, the attacker is utilizing social engineering tricks such as engaging video or offers of a free voucher to attract the victims to its scam pages. Then, the victims will be asked to install a browser plugin. When the plugin is installed, it utilizes a malicious script and the Facebook API to post the scam to the victim’s friends’ pages.

According to the Websense® researchers, at the moment, only Chrome and Firefox plugins are being used.

More information is available at Websense® Security Blog.