Attackers Using Facebook’s Ads Manager as Cyberespionage Tool

| December 5, 2019

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A newly discovered Trojan, dubbed Socelars, allows bad actors to access Facebook advertisements, the Bleeping Computer reported. The issue came to light after a security researcher Vitali Kremez found that Socelars Trojan was distributed through a fake PDF editing app “PDFreader”. It’s said that attackers are using this Trojan to dig information from Facebook ads. According to MalwareHunterTeam, the Socelars Trojan tries to steal Facebook session cookies from Chrome and Firefox and then use them to connect to other Facebook URLs.The stolen data includes advertising email address, session cookies, access tokens, account ids, associated pages, credit card details, PayPal email, ad balances, and spending limits. The data then transferred to the attacker’s Command & Control server.

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