Hacked Facebook accounts belonging to a Brazilian ISP, Mexican sporting goods store, mountain tourism site from Slovakia, and a computer repair shop in the Philippines are spreading posts linking to malware to users around the world.
Avast is actively protecting its users from the campaign and has protected more than 10,000 users from the scam in August.
This attack fits into a wider trend of governments targeting journalists worldwide.
The Lunar malware builders aren’t unique: There are many varieties of “grabber builders” available online.
Users who download cracked software risk sensitive personal data being stolen by hackers.
Avast’s telemetry data confirms a significant increase in Emotet botnet infection attempts in March 2022.
Since the beginning of this year, Avast has protected more than 2,000 customers from this password stealer.
Ensuring your security while using these tools is difficult to achieve, and by participating in these actions, you risk your privacy.
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