Wednesday 23 May 2012

Facebook malware works across major browsers

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have analyzed an interesting worm. LilyJade, as the piece of malware is called, uses Facebook to propagate itself (it spreads by publishing spam messages about Justin Bieber from compromised Facebook accounts), but uses the Crossrider cross platform API to install itself on ALL OS platforms. Quite clever. It spoofs clicks on Adsense and other ad networks whenever the infected user's browser shows sites with those ads.

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