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Fake Page With "90 Million Likes" Leads to Fake Adobe Flash

by Carol~ Moderator / April 18, 2013 10:38 PM PDT

From the Trendlabs Security Intelligence Blog:

Besides the fake Facebook Profile Viewer ruse, we found another Facebook scam that lures users into downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player plugin. We noticed countless feeds pointing to a Facebook page with more than 90 million "likes". For some, this huge number of Facebook likes may be enough for them to check the page out. It also means that the page is quite popular and may lead users into thinking that it is legitimate and harmless. [Screenshot: Spammed Facebook post]

However, we verified that this 91 million Likes is not true at all and is merely a social engineering lure. Once users visit the page, they are instead lead to this site. [Screenshot]

From the looks of it, the page is supposed to host an Adobe Flash Player plugin (detected as TROJ_FAKEADB.US). If user downloads the plugin and is browsing the page via Google Chrome, the page will automatically close and a Chrome extension file is dropped. This extension file is detected as TROJ_EXTADB.US.

Continued : http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/fake-page-with-90-million-likes-leads-to-fake-adobe-flash/

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