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July 27, 2014


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‘ Suddenly admin’: BitDefender warns of Facebook users tempting notifications Holzwickede, may 10, 2011 the supposed group administrator to the unsuspecting victims of malware: it shall be given that currently thousands of members of the social network Facebook. As virus protection expert BitDefender ( tells, is a new wave of scam in circulation. The user via the Facebook’s own notification system as well as by E-Mail you reports that he had been appointed the administrator of a group page. In addition, the prospect of one of 10,000 free iPad attracts 2. As soon as the user clicks on the notification about his alleged Admin position, he will be redirected contaminated Facebook page on a fake and malware, that prompts him to enter his E-Mail address and his address. The lure of the malware authors is 2: the prospect of an Apple iPad because the site attracts the user so that he allegedly receives one of 10,000 tablets.

This scam attack is both efficient and very aggressive, because it uses two Facebook-specific “Mechanisms that guarantee him a high visibility: the notifications and direct emails”, Catalin Cosoi, head of BitDefender highlights online threats lab. The social engineering elements are to the curiosity of the user why they were appointed to page Admins, and on the other hand the classic iPad bait. In this case the device seems to be available free of charge, but should be sent by post for testing purposes.” BitDefender warns of all Facebook users to reveal personal information about the fake Web page. Also recommends that the anti-malware specialist to undo the position as the group administrator. See help /… This is the manual available. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet.

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