For all those people who likes to spend their time chatting on Facebook , a new worm is spreading on messaging service distributing a link that leads to a malicious file. This file contains an executable file in it with the name “Facebook”.

“Once executed, this malware (detected as WORM_STECKCT.EVL) terminates services and processes related to antivirus (AV) software, effectively disabling AV software from detection or removal of the worm. WORM_STECKCT.EVL also connects to specific websites to send and receive information,”

Further this worm downloads another worm and executes it. The name of this worm is WORM_EBOOM.AC.

This is the Photo how worm would look like. So  Facebook users beware of this and do not try to download this. This worm is capable of doing following things:-

1. This worm is capable of monitoring an affected user’s browsing activity such as message posting and deleted posted messages on Facebook.

2. It can monitor private messages sent on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, WordPress, and Meebo.

3. It spreads itself by posting links on the social networking sites on your behalf.

Cyber-criminals are always trying different methods of exploiting users on Facebook and other social media. People should  not click on the links which they think are suspicious. The most important thing is that never reveal your credit card details and other important information online.

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To know more on how you can prevent these threats targeting Facebook and other social media sites, you may read our comprehensive e-guide A Guide to Threats on Social Media.