VERY BAD CLICK – Zeus, the virus that steals personal banking data, strikes on FacebookThe computer security specialists have not heard the last of Zeus, “malware” invented in 2007 and have since resulted in the diversion of hundreds of millions of dollars just in the United States.The principle of this software, sleeping and invisible once installed quietly, is to wait for the computer user connects to his bank account to steal his datas, sometimes even offering fake pages automatically in Web browsers.The confidential data stolen (bank account numbers, passwords and personal information) are then sold on the hackers black market , many of whom operate from Eastern Europe and Russia (where arrests have occurred) .To remotely install Zeus on the PC, they resort to traditional methods of infection: among them, the spam campaigns and dissemination of infected links on popular sites, which launch the installation process when an user clicked.While the number of infections and attacks related to Zeus has increased in recent months, according to computer security company TRENDLAB, it is precisely this type of campaign that discovered a member of FAKE (for “Fans Against Kounterfeit Enterprise “influential group fighting against counterfeiting on the Internet dedicated to the protection of privacy on social networks).As he said on the blog “Bits” New York Times, Eric Feinberg noted for several weeks the increase of malicious links posted on Facebook pages, the danger has been confirmed by the company Malloy Labs.Concerned about the safety of yours, we will not link to the Facebook page in question, only one type of screen capture relevant messages:
Once established that they were infected links, Eric Feinberg tried to alert Facebook. Teams of social network simply said they were conducting an active policy to ensure safety on their website, and in addition to their advice to users, a dedicated Facebook page about viruses (may for example be contained in the application) was available.
Hence the annoyance of Eric Feiberg against the “lack of attention” of Facebook then “it is so simple and stupid” of getting infected because of fake accounts who post such messages or pages groups with a large audience.
Hence also our basic recommendations: do not click on any link you see spend on social networks, a fortiori when they offer discounts on the purchase of sunglasses.