ESET Warns Facebook Users of Viral Ad Scam


2016-04-06

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ESET Warns Facebook Users of Viral Ad Scam

 

ESET researchers have spotted a scam campaign on Facebook that steals the social network users’ payment card details. Instead of buying luxury sunglasses at a 90% discount, shoppers might end up victims of a payment card fraud.


In several countries, among them Slovakia, Czech Republic, Chile, China, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, Facebook users are facing a wave of spam advertisements that are spread via hacked Facebook accounts which attackers have taken control of using malware and social engineering tactics.


Without the owner’s consent, they post pictures promoting heavily discounted Ray-Ban sunglasses. When trying to buy them at bogus e-shops, the victims face several risks. On top of losing few dollars on counterfeit goods, their payment card details fall into the hands of the crooks behind the campaign – and as their data travels across the internet unencrypted, anyone can intercept it to steal money.


Additional details about the scam, as well as ESET’s recommendations to avoid falling victim to it, can be found in an article on ESET’s official blog, WeLiveSecurity.com. 

 

About ESET

ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at http://www.eset.hk.

 

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Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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