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Malware Sales Through Social Networks

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Jun28

Malware Sales Through Social Networks

Social media has affected business organizations in many different ways through the years and these effects caused the development of a rather complicated relationship between the two.

Social media has proven to be an effective marketing tool for businesses. Data collected last year from Fortune's Global 100 revealed that more than 50 percent of the said companies have Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts. On the other hand, social media tools such as social networks have been reported to affect office productivity and also serve as popular media for online threats.

In the same way that businesses use social media, cybercriminals do as well. Just recently, we saw an advertisement for fake point-of-sale (POS) devices in an underground forum where the seller offered a fake POS device for 1,000 EUR.

This time, we found an advertisement for a malicious tool, in a more "mainstream" channel.

Story plus screenshot - http://blog.trendmicro.com/

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