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Eko, a Malware Circulating on Facebook Messenger

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For several days, a computer virus, called “Eko” is spreading through Facebook messenger. Customers receive messages that appear to come from friends who encourage them to click on a link to a fake YouTube video. On this page, a message prompts the user to install an extension Google Chrome to view the video. This extension, Eko, was actually designed to steal personal data and bank details.

To entice users to install this extension, developers Eko make believe that the – false – video is personalized, using the picture User profile image as illustration.

Customers who installed this extension for Google Chrome are encouraged to uninstall the faster, and change their password on Facebook.

source: Lemonde

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