Computer security developer Trend Micro has unveiled a new malware that could harm your PC’s. This new attack starts with a Facebook post on affected users walls inviting their friends to install a Valentines Day theme on their FB profiles.
Trend Micro said in a blog post, “Clicking the Install button on the page will prompt the download of the malicious file, FacebookChrome.crx which Trend Micro detects as TROJ_FOOKBACE.A. When
executed, TROJ_FOOKBACE.A executes a script that is capable of displaying ads from certain websites.”
These attacks only work when you Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser.
This is not the first attack of this kind, “but considering that extension-capable browsers are coming to the forefront now, it serves as a waring to all of use that this may be continuing a trend that the malicious entities of the internet are going to follow in the foreseeable future,” the post writes.
These cybercriminals have been wrecking havoc on this popular social networking site and have used these types of tricks in their schemes.
So, to avoid being victimized by these unscrupulous individuals, you better look and study first before clicking any link that could potentially lead you to damaging your computers.