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Ransomeware Ahead

Facebook Massage to Locky

If someone sent you a massage on Facebook to download picture in jpeg format don't download
Now, researchers have discovered that the ongoing spam campaign is also using boobytrapped .JPG image files in order to download and infect users with the Locky Ransomware via Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking platforms.

Flaws in Facebook unpatched

The security firm has declined to provide technical details as the vulnerability the malware relies on still impacts both Facebook and LinkedIn, among other unnamed web services.

"The attackers have built a new capability to embed malicious code into an image file and successfully upload it to the social media website," Check Point researchers say.

Video Demonstration of the Attack

You can also watch the video demonstration of this attack, which CheckPoint dubbed ImageGate, which shows the attack in action.