Malware in Chrome Store Hijacks Facebook Accounts
Hackers are getting sneakier and savvier these days, and they don't seem to be bothered by their shameful and unlawful acts. Which place is their latest exploit? The Chrome Web Store!
In the same report, hijacking Facebook accounts was specifically mentioned as the target of these dubious and unscrupulous hackers.
Facebook users who have seen posts or ads offering to make their profile page a different color other than "Facebook Blue" or embellishing it Friendster style should beware, because that's likely one of the forms of malware highlighted.
The malware starts working when Facebook users click on it, as they are redirected to the Chrome Web Store to download the malware-ridden software or plugin. The newly added code then proceeds to hijack Facebook accounts at that point, completely controlling them. Scary? You bet it is!
The lesson here is to be totally careful when downloading things on the Web - even from what appear to be legitimate sources. Think before you click. It's always better to be safe than be sorry in the end.