A malware called Eko has been landing in Facebook Messenger inboxes since last week. Eko subjects users to unwanted advertisements, and can spy on users, collecting their personal data, including bank account details. So far the scourge is limited to French users, who have complained about malicious spam landing in their private message (PM) inboxes, purporting to be from network contacts. Essentially, the threat makes itself appear to be a video about the recipient from a friend on Facebook. The PMs contain the receiver’s profile picture (or other picture), the receiver’s name, the word “Video” juxtaposed beside the receiver’s name, a link that says “xic.graphics” under the image, which is a fake YouTube video.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine