May 17, 2012, 8:16PM
New P2P Zeus Variant Targets Popular Sites with Bogus Offers
Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail users should beware of rogue rebate offers and new secure payment options aimed at getting them to part with their debit card information.
Earlier this week Amit Klein, CTO of Trusteer, announced the discovery of a peer-to-peer variant of the Zeus platform that leverages trusted relationships and well-known brands to convince users to sign up for convenient services and better secure debit card transactions. On each site, the attack displays a little differently.
"In the first attack against Facebook, the malware uses a web inject to present the victim with a fraudulent 20% cash back offer by linking their Visa or MasterCard debit card to their Facebook account," Klein wrote in a blog post. "The scam claims that after registering their card information, the victim will earn cash back when they purchase Facebook points. The fake web form prompts the victim to enter their debit card number, expiration date, security code and PIN"
Facebook Cancellation Malware Disguised As Adobe Update Making Rounds :
Users who receive e-mails that appear to come from Facebook asking if they'd like to cancel their accounts should beware that it's more than likely an attempt to install malware on their computers.