May 29, 2015

Here is yet another online threat reeking havoc to worry about, the Linux/Moose Malware. This malware activity was detected last July and is known to steal HTTP cookies in order to perform fraudulent actions on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you see “follows,” “views” and “likes” that you haven’t approved, then you may have been infected.

“The ultimate goal of this malware would seem to be the proliferation of bogus social media accounts. Often these kinds of accounts are used for click-fraud, social media spam, survey scams and malware,” said Brad Cyprus, chief of security and compliance at Netsurion.

To find out more about how Moose works, as well as how to prevent and fix it click here