[funsec] facebook messages worm

John C. A. Bambenek, GCIH, CISSP bambenek.infosec at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 16:56:24 CDT 2008


What's the infection vector?  URL Link?  Rouge Facebook app?

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> There's a facebook (possibly worm) something malicious sending fake
> messages from real users (friends).
>
> The sample also has a remote drop site (verified by someone who shall
> remain nameless).
>
> This is possibly zlob, not verified. Thanks Nick Bilogorskiy for his help.
>
> Infection sites seen so far are on .pl domains.
>
> The AV industry will soon add detection.
> Facebook's security folks are very capable, so I am not worried on that
> front.
>
> It's not that we didn't expect this for a long time now, but...
> Be careful. Some users know to be careful in email.. but not on facebook.
>
> Note: unlike 2003 when we called everything a worm and the 90s when
> everything was a virus--this is a bot which also spreads/infects on
> facebook.
>
>        Gadi.
>
>
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> Accountant General,
>        Israel's Ministry of Finance, at the government's CIO conference,
> 2005.
>
>     (after two very funny self-deprication quotes, time to even things up!)
>
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