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Windows 7: Suspicious Site on Facebook...possible spyware/malware?

30 Nov 2010   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

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what worries me is the .info domain. I've never seen any website like that in my life.
it means exactly what it says info (as in information) they are alot cheaper $1.99 USD compared to $9.99 USD (on sale)

The site you accessed is more than likely a 16 year old script kitty who thinks they are amazing hackers...

Whois Lookup - Domain Names Search, Registration, & Availability | Whois.net is the whois info
Should I be worried though?
Change your facebook info (IE password) and any passwords you may have used after visiting the site in question.
Normally these are Facebook hijackers.


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30 Nov 2010   #12
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
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it means exactly what it says info (as in information) they are alot cheaper $1.99 USD compared to $9.99 USD (on sale)

The site you accessed is more than likely a 16 year old script kitty who thinks they are amazing hackers...

Whois Lookup - Domain Names Search, Registration, & Availability | Whois.net is the whois info
Should I be worried though?
Change your facebook info (IE password) and any passwords you may have used after visiting the site in question.
Normally these are Facebook hijackers.
Done and done.
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30 Nov 2010   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I am not on my normal test machine or I would see if it was an infected website. I am not exactly sure how they manage to do some of the stuff they do cause one day I just clicked a link in an email and it transmitted my password somehow.

It happens to the best of us at times mate.
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30 Nov 2010   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If theres any mission critical data on that computer, best to backup to an external location. Scan the backup as well.
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30 Nov 2010   #15
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Check that you did not inadvertently 'like' the message/link and that you did not inadvertently allow a rogue application access to your Facebook account (both unlikely, if you did not click anything on the webpage).

These scams happen all the time. You should be cautious of everything you click and download, irrespective of where and who it comes from (friend's email, friend's instant message, friend's Facebook account, etc).
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30 Nov 2010   #16
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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Check that you did not inadvertently 'like' the message/link and that you did not inadvertently allow a rogue application access to your Facebook account (both unlikely, if you did not click anything on the webpage).

These scams happen all the time. You should be cautious of everything you click and download, irrespective of where and who it comes from (friend's email, friend's instant message, friend's Facebook account, etc).
I didn't "Like" the the link, though I did click on something on the site to see if it was a real website in the first place. Nothing seemed to happen. And I don't think any apps were installed.

And 2 years ago I did click on a link my friend sent (though it was probably a hijacked account) and next thing i knew, my computer was going haywire.
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30 Nov 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I still recommend checking your recent messages.

New Facebook scam tricks users into liking links
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30 Nov 2010   #18
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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I still recommend checking your recent messages.

New Facebook scam tricks users into liking links
crap, found it on my news feed.

I removed it immediately; no trace of it anywhere on my page. No suspicious activity to report today either. Things are running smoothly and no programs detected that are odd.

If nothing happened, or if I can't find anything from my antivirus/antispyware scanners, is there anything to be worried about?
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30 Nov 2010   #19
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

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Like most scams this one does not appear to be spreading malware, rather just displaying survey scams and other tricks to get you to subscribe to premium rate SMS services on your mobile phone.
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“I can’t believe a GIRL did this because of Justin Bieber” Facebook’s latest scam | Naked Security
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30 Nov 2010   #20
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
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Like most scams this one does not appear to be spreading malware, rather just displaying survey scams and other tricks to get you to subscribe to premium rate SMS services on your mobile phone.
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“I can’t believe a GIRL did this because of Justin Bieber” Facebook’s latest scam | Naked Security

i'm safe then. I got no such messages. pheww
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