Facebook Takes Down Bitcoin Stealing Botnet that Infected 250,000 Computers
2014-07-10, 12:56 PM,
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Quote:Once again Facebook is on The Hacker News! This time not for any scam or surveillance, but for a different reason.

The social networking giant has managed to take down a Greek botnet that used Facebook to spread malware and infected 250,000 computers to mine crypto-currencies, get bitcoins, email passwords and banking details.

Facebook is always one of the favourite weapon of cyber criminals, cyber thieves and scammers due to its popularity among other social media platforms. This social networking platform, with more than one billion active users, provides special opportunities for people to connect and share information, as well as also serves a great platform for malware developers and scammers.

The botnet, dubbed as Lecpetex, was around from December 2013 to last month and compromised around 50,000 Facebook accounts at its peak, under which users would receive spam Facebook messages that would typically like "lol" with a zip archive attachment.

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ligad(2014-09-02 02:55 AM) 
2014-07-10, 01:48 PM,
Good to hear. Screw those 2
2014-07-10, 02:33 PM,
Its nice to see facebook doing this kind of actions.

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