[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
> 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
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