A new Dorkbot malware variant is infecting Facebook users worldwide, spreading from one computer to another via Facebook's internal chat and is capable of spying on users' browsing activities and stealing personal data. It is circulating in the United States, India, Portugal, the UK, Germany, Turkey and Romania. (thesantosrepublic.com)

May 17, 2013 (TSR) – There is a new Dorkbot malware infecting Facebook users worldwide. Spreading from one computer to another via Facebook, it is capable of spying on users’ browsing activities and stealing personal data.

Security researchers from Bitdefender Labs have spotted a new variant of the Dorkbot malware that targets Facebook users , spreading through the social network’s internal chat.

Bitdefender discovered links to the malware circulating in the United States, India, Portugal, the UK, Germany, Turkey and Romania.

They have blocked it.

Dorkbot is a IRC based worm that spreads via instant message programs, social networks that can steal login credentials and blocks security updates.

The malware easily sends and receives data, and can also spread via USB drives connected to an infected devices. Besides stealing personal data, username and passwords, the malware can also download other malware and virus into infected pc.

The malware has been uploaded with ‘.JPG’ extension in file sharing website mediafire. Once the malware compromised the victim’s system, it sent links to the malware to the victim’s friends via chat service, according to Computer world report.

To protect yourself from this malware, you should avoid clicking on suspicious links on Facebook Chat or any other chat application, even when they seem to be coming from friends/family.

If you are a Facebook user, we strongly advise that you share this article and protect each other.

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