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Trojan:JS/Febipos, Trojan.Febipos


Trojan:W32/Febipos is a browser extension that hijacks Facebook postings to make unsolicited postings, shares, invites and so on.


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Technical Details

Trojan:W32/Febipos is distributed in executable files, which typically use some form of social engineering to appear legitimate and desirable.

Once installed, the trojan connects to a remove server for instructions. Once the user is logged into Facebook, the trojan performs unsolicited actions in the user's account. Actions include posting and sharing content, liking posts, joining groups and so on. Posted content typically includes links to products or sites being promoted by the malware operator.

Browsers supported by Febipos include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. One sample reportedly found also targets Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Febipos is reportedly particularly active in Brazil.

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