Cybercriminals exploited Facebook for years to distribute Remote Access Trojans


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  • New research reveals that a large-scale campaign was underway for years that leveraged Facebook pages to spread malware.
  • Attackers distributed popular remote access trojans such as Houdini, Remcos, and SpyNote through malicious links in these pages.

A large-scale campaign that used Facebook pages to spread malware has come to light recently. Experts from the Check Point Research team came across this campaign which is reported to have existed since at least 2014. The attackers mainly targeted victims from Libya as well as from Europe, the US, and China. Remote access trojans (RATs) such as Houdini, Remcos, and SpyNote were extensively used to compromise target machines.

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