The company GFI Software has just released a report VIPRE for January 2013. The study mainly focused on cyber-attacks that damage the lives of users of popular social networks Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. In general, the data show, the attack is made to fool the people and pull out their money.
Among the most interesting scam that spread on Facebook in January 2013, the experts call the one in which users sent out a message notifying that their accounts “violate certain rules of behavior in Facebook”. After that, the victims were requested to submit their information in Facebook, including login and some personal information.
On Twitter has also launched a nasty scam. Attackers send out direct messages to notify users that they are subject to the nasty messages. Those clacking on the link leading to the messages of the false page Twitter, where they were asked to re-enter the site. Next followed the attackers thumb scheme and angling of the clients personal information.
As for malicious software, then here is dominated by the Trojans Win32.Generic! BT (24,87%). It followed Sirefef (3,25%). Browser plug GamePlayLabs and some advertising programs like Yontoo, Wajam and Wajam (fs) were also highlighted in the January report, hitting the top ten most common threats. GFI’s top 10 threat detection list is compiled from collected scan data of tens of thousands of GFI VIPRE Antivirus customers.
“With the penetration the largest social networks in our lives, their value for cybercriminals is much higher. They start to look for new ways to disguise their attacks, “- said Christopher Boyd – a senior analyst on network threats GFI ¸ – “focusing its efforts on these sites increase the chances of criminals to trick more users. They forced the victims to download malware onto computers and mobile devices. Through the hacked accounts, malefactors have an opportunity to capture still bigger number of victims. “
Get a detailed report VIPRE for January 2013 can be on the official website of the company.