Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has recently taken down persistent malware campaigns targeting various Internet companies.
Among the malware families that were detected and disrupted by the tech giant were Ducktail and the newly identified NodeStealer, which have targeted people via browser extensions, ads and malicious social media platforms with the aim of serving ads unauthorized from compromised business accounts.
Read more about Ducktail here: Ducktail Hacker Group Evolves, Targets Business Facebook Accounts
“In its latest iteration, Ducktail operators, likely in response to our 24/7 detection that ended stolen sessions, began automatically granting enterprise admin permissions to related action requests with ads sent by attackers as an attempt to speed up their operations before we block them,” Meta wrote in a report published Wednesday.
“However, our ongoing detection and mitigations provide businesses with protections against these latest adaptations.”
Regarding NodeStealer, Duc H. Nguyena and Ryan Victory said Meta researchers discovered the malware in January. It reportedly targeted Windows Internet browsers to steal cookies and saved usernames and passwords to eventually compromise Facebook, Gmail, and Outlook accounts.
In the new report, security researchers also highlighted the emergence of new malware that impersonates ChatGPT and other similar tools.
“Since March 2023 alone, we have found about ten malware families that use ChatGPT and other similar themes to compromise accounts on the Internet,” Nguyena and Victory wrote.
“In one case, we’ve seen threat actors create malicious browser extensions available on official web stores that claim to offer tools based on ChatGPT. They would then promote these malicious extensions on social media and through sponsored search results trick people into downloading malware.”
However, malware experts said Meta’s multifaceted approach to addressing malware threats has been successful in recent efforts, including detecting and disrupting campaigns involving ChatGPT spoofing.
The latest Meta report comes weeks after Group-IB published a warning outlining a Facebook impersonation scheme that relies on more than 3,000 fake profiles.
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