Ramnit worm goes after Facebook credentials

By | January 6, 2012

Source: COMPUTERWORLD.COM

by Jeremy Kirk

On this article Jeremy reports that “a pervasive worm has expanded its reach to now steal login and password details for Facebook users, warned security vendor Seculert, which found a server holding 45,000 login credentials.

The worm, called Ramnit, infects Windows executables, Microsoft Office and HTML files, according to a profile published by Microsoft. It steals user names, passwords, browser cookies and can also function as a backdoor, allowing a hacker to do other malicious actions on an infected computer.”

While you are at it check out these posts which contain valuable information on how to protect your Facebook account by hardening the security settings on your profile.

Resources:

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