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Beware of discount coupons on Facebook: bank details could be stolen

2019-11-20T01:52:44.895Z

The cybersecurity company ESET has found the banking Trojan Mispadu on Facebook, where it intends to steal the bank details of users through coupon advertisements



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The cybersecurity company ESET has found the banking Trojan Mispadu on Facebook , where it intends to steal the bank details of users through advertisements of discount coupons for McDonald's fake and 'spam', and that has fundamentally affected Latin America.

ESET has found the banking Trojan Mispadu on Facebook by issuing pop-ups to its users to download discount coupons to be exchanged at McDonald's, with which it actually intends to capture the credentials and personal data of its victims to access their bank information, as it has informed the company in a statement.

The mechanism that this Trojan follows is that cybercriminals place the fake coupon ad on the social network so that the user clicks on it. Once the victim does this, he is redirected to a malicious website where you can download a compressed file in ZIP format that contains a camouflaged Microsoft installer as a discount coupon.

If it is downloaded and executed, a chain of three 'scripts' is started that concludes with the download and execution of Mispadu, which uses four potentially unwanted applications, all of them modified copies of legitimate 'software', to extract the stored credentials of mail clients and web browsers of the infected user.

In addition, it has a backdoor that takes screenshots , simulates the mouse pointer and keyboard actions and records the keys pressed by the user when entering their credentials.

From ESET they ensure that Mispadu also uses another method of dissemination that is spam , that is, the sending of emails or unwanted messages to users in which, when you click, the Trojan is downloaded by entering the device without the User is aware.

The company says that this Trojan is affecting Latin America, especially Brazil and Mexico.

On the other hand, in ESET they also declare that in Brazil Mispadu has been found distributing an extension of Google Chrome with which it indicates to the user that they intend to protect their browser, but that it actually steals the online banking and the credit cards of the one who installs it.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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  • Microsoft
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