Color change malware is back on Facebook

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The color changing  malware is back to fool you and steal your Facebook password.

change-facebooks-boring-blue-theme-any-color-you-want.w654Till now you may have got many app requests from people claiming that they have changed the UI color of their Facebook. From now onwards, beware, because this is a malware which Facebook tried to remove, but it came back again. A new Facebook color change malware has already infected over 10000 users, it prompts users to change the color of their UI and it steals their passwords.

The malware begins by advertising an app that tells Facebook users that they can change the color theme of their profiles. The ‘Facebook color changer’ apps offers nine different colors for the profile background. Once users download the app, they are directed to a malicious phishing site, which steals users Facebook Access Tokens by asking them to view a color changer tutorial video or some kind of video with some caption claiming something to be funny or shocking.  Access to the tokens allows hackers to connect to the user’s Facebook friends.

On mobile also, it fakes users telling that their phone is infected with virus and prompt them to install antivirus app, as Cheetah mobile reported, which is a Chinese Internet Company. So, for your safety, we’re asking you NOT to click this link

apps.facebook.com/themsandcolors

This is something it showed when I visited the link and immediately, Chrome showed me warning that the site may perform phishing attack.Screenshot_2You may also find this kind of things, but you can see some comments which are fake because you won’t see a hyperlink when you move your cursor on the users’ names.Screenshot_3If you have accidentally visited this page, you should be warned by the browser at the page tries to redirect you. On Chrome I got this warning.Screenshot_4I ignored and moved to the next page, where it prompted me to download codes, and here’s the main catch. They will try tpo make you download malware which will breach your online security.Screenshot_5So, please stop at that point and don’t move ahead. Don’t believe your friends also, because they may have already been infected and believe in what your Browser displays. I have taken awful risk in demonstrating exactly what happens when you believe in such malware flooded app requests. Hope you will be safe.