Ramnit Worm Steals 45,000 Facebook Log-Ins

A computer worm spreading on Facebook is stealing login credentials and associated email addresses acting as a back door to allow hackers to gain access to the infected computers, reports John Leyden for The Register. Experts from online security firm Seculert , who found the controller node, have supplied Facebook…

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Worm steals more than 45,000 Facebook logins

A nasty bit of malware making the rounds on Facebook has reportedly made off with the usernames and passwords of more than 45,000 users. Most of those affected by the worm–called Ramnit–are from France and the United Kingdom, according to a bulletin issued by security researchers at Seculert. It is…

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Hackers Steal 45,000 Facebook Passwords & Logins

A rampant worm by the name of Ramnit has stolen login and password information for 45,000 Facebook users, mostly in the UK and France. Prowling the 800-million-strong social network, the worm eats user names, passwords and browser cookies. It also acts as a backdoor, meaning a hacker can attack any…

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Worm eats up 45,000 Facebook user logins

The infamous “Ramnit” computer worm has taken on a new life as a piece of financial malware, and it’s currently spreading through Facebook and scooping up thousands of users’ login credentials. Researchers at the Israeli firm Seculert found a variant of Ramnit that has stolen more than 45,000 Facebook users’…

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Computer worm hits Facebook logins

PETACH-TIKVA, Israel, Jan. 5 (UPI) — A computer worm has stolen login credentials and compromised more than 45,000 Facebook accounts, Israeli security firm Seculert said. Facebook has issued a statement saying most of the login credentials were outdated but it was informing the affected users. The worm, known as Ramnit,…

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‘Ramnit’ worm hijacks 45,000 Facebook logins

Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company’s online community initiative around secure content management technologies….

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