Microsoft Detects New Malicious Chrome Extension, Firefox Add-on Which Hijack Facebook Profiles, Warns Users

Posted on May 13 2013 - 10:32am by Editorial Staff


Detected by Microsoft as Trojan:JS/Febipos.A threat, the company has warned users of new malicious Chrome extension and Firefox add-on which will hijack your Facebook accounts. The threat discovered first in Brazil attempts to keep on updated with the instructions its being getting from its malware authors.

When installed, it attempts to update itself using the following URLs:

Chrome browser:<removed>/BL-chromebrasil.crx

Mozilla Firefox browser:<removed>/BL-mozillabrasil.xpi

Microsoft has found that the malware can do either of things with one’s Facebook profile: Like a page, post on other people’s profile, share comment, comments, join a group and even invite as well as chat with friends.

Here is what Microsoft analysed: There may be more to this threat because it can change its messages, URLs, Facebook pages and other activity at any time. In any case, we recommend you always keep your security products updated with the latest definitions to help avoid infection.

The threat currently summoned only in Brazil but it can be spread to other parts of world. So, it’s important on take care of all proper security norms into consideration and be protective whether on fall in such kind of malware threats.

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