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Facebook Accountholders have ‘Pink Fraud’ on their Pages

According to BitDefender's specialists, the Pink Facebook fraud from its foremost appearance on the social network's pages has been seen in various incarnations, each attempting at enticing visitors to survey sites alternatively more utterly perilous services, published softpedia.com dated March 1, 2012.

The company's research lab indicates one website in which a disguised JavaScript is injected so one malevolent plug-in will get downloaded onto the infected computer. The JavaScript posing as presenting end-users with a Facebook topic in rose-pink encourages them to first load one plug-in.

But, according to BitDefender, this plug-in is actually Trojan.FBFraud.A that'll merely function within Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome Web-browsers, implying that when using any other Web-browser, end-users may well escape this threat by getting diverted onto an empty site.

Essentially, when planted, the Trojan reflects a 'liking' to the malevolent website as also posts one missive onto the victimized user's Facebook page for making sure that each of that user's contacts get affected with the scam. Moreover, that user's web-page shows one web-link leading onto the hijacked Internet site, which spreads the infection amongst other friends though surely after it presents to the original Facebook accountholder the pink redo.

Consequently, the victimized user's contacts get enticed with the above and tricked into following the web-link, becoming contaminated as also serving like channels for the contaminated website. Clearly, after its first appearance during January 2012, researchers have found the scam on more than 1,100 accounts of Facebook.

They (researchers) say that Facebook topics in pink immensely entice end-users with various techniques. During January 2012, online crooks presented 3 appealing colors -black, red and pink- to Facebook visitors.

Lately, the Facebook survey in pink represents a more well-known malicious campaign. The striking message on the website having a web-link got displayed on the accountholder's page, which pledged highly attractive prizes along with a variety of exciting utilities. For those presently surfing on the web-page will experience a diversion onto one particular Facebook profile, which's already afflicted with a malicious iFrame for taking all of the end-users onto an unrelated website, which harbors a malicious survey campaign, it's reported.

Related article: Facebook Users Should be Careful of a Computer Virus

» SPAMfighter News - 08-03-2012

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