New malware targeting Facebook and MySpace

Symantec warns that malicious spam attacks have been expanded to include phishing as well

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New malware targeting Facebook and MySpace The Facebook phishing attack attempts to trick users in to giving away their passwords
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By  Mark Sutton Published  November 10, 2009

Symantec is warning of a new round of malware attacks that target Facebook and MySpace.

The Symantec Security Response team reports that a round of malicious spam, targeted at Facebook which attempts to install the Bredolab Trojan on user's PCs, has now been expanded to include phishing attacks against the site.

The phishing messages are disguised as a Facebook invite or password reset, which redirects to a fake Facebook page which tricks users into giving their password. The email invites use subject lines including Facebook account update, New login system and Facebook Update tool.

The new attacks against MySpace are straightforward malware, delivered to a user's inbox, with an email that informs them their password was reset and that the new password is contained in an attached document,

The email subject lines for the MySpace attack include Myspace Password Reset Confirmation, Myspace office on fire, and Myspace was ruined.

Users are advised to be cautious of suspicious attachments and password reset requests, and to be cautious when clicking links to URLs.

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