Private messages delivering what seems to be an image are spreading like wildfire on Facebook, as the file in question triggers the download of a Trojan that compromises the victims' computer and Facebook account to spread the malware further.
Bitdefender has discovered that more than 1,000 people have already been tricked into installing Trojan malware after clicking on a new Facebook scam that promises naked videos of their friends.
Malware peddlers employing a new Zeus banking Trojan variant have resorted to hiding the malware's configuration file into innocuous-looking sunset and cat photos, warns Trend Micro.
When first discovered by Trusteer in 2012, the Tilon banking malware received its name because of some similarities with the Silon banking Trojan.
The popularity of the Whatsapp IM service is undisputed - hundreds of millions of users around the world are proof of that.