Security researchers have sounded the alarm over a new ‘professionally developed’ malware that harvests users account for anything, from identity theft to credentials selling, propaganda campaigns, and malvertising.
The malware gets to infect your device when you download a certain painting software that is passing off as a stress reliever; except it will soon start adding more stress to your life. The application is nothing more than a front for malware designed to steal your Facebook credentials and credit card details.
The malware first appeared on security experts’ radar early last week, and by Friday it has infected over 45,000 Facebook users. The StressPaint malware appears to be more interested in users who manage Facebook pages and had configured a payment method with their account.
The malware was first made public by Radware, who said it was quickly spreading around the world with such a high infection rate. Experts believe the speed of the infection “indicates this malware was developed professionally.”
The security researchers further say that the malware could soon start targeting Amazon user in its future campaigns. They reached that conclusion after discovering malware’s control panel had …read more