Facebook Messenger Virus Alert
Today’s topic: Facebook Messenger Virus Alert
Beware of Windows / MacOS / Linux virus spreading through Facebook Messenger
If you receive any Facebook message with a video link sent by anyone, even your friend DO NOT click on it.
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform campaign on Facebook Messenger, where users receive a video link redirecting them to a fake website, luring them to install malware.
Although it is still unclear how the malware spreads, researchers believe spammers are using compromised accounts, hijacked browsers, or clickjacking techniques to spread the malicious link.
The attackers make use of social engineering to trick users into clicking the video link, which purports to be from one of their Facebook friends, with the message that reads “< your friend name > Video” followed by a bit.ly link.