Malware Spreading through Facebook Instant Messaging

As reported by the Cybersecurity Collaborative Morning Security Report on February 20th and ZDNet on February 19th, Facebook and Skype Instant Messaging can be used to spread malware. Avast security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware that infects victims and then downloads other malware strains. The malware is named Rietspoof and is signed with legitimate security certificates which allows it to be bypassed by many antivirus programs.

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