Facebook Ads spread the Ov3r_Stealer malware disguised as job offers

If you are looking for a new job, Facebook Ads are not the place right now

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If you are looking for a new job, Facebook might be the worst place right now, due to a password-stealing malware named Ov3r_Stealer. As reported by BleepingComputer, Facebook Ads spread the malware at a fast rate. In addition, the platform has plenty of unmoderated bots and scammers flooding the job search communities.

To prevent data theft, you can ignore messages from unknown people and stay away from mysterious links and downloads. Also, make sure to check all of the sources before applying for a new job.

What happens if you open a virus on Facebook?

Most viruses that you might open on Facebook might steal your personal information. In the past, there were plenty of reports featuring account thefts. Most of them led to fake posts with links leading to malware.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals can now use malware to seal more than just your account, as they can access crypto wallets, cards, your screen, and sensitive company information. Also, by taking advantage of the current economy, they target job seekers frequently. After all, most of us want a better salary or a passive income source.

Here’s a list of the information targeted by the Ov3r_Stealer malware featuring the type of data and the commonly searched locations.

So, knowing this, the thieves plant their malicious files in attractive job-seeking offers. Also, by using Facebook ads, they make the offers look authentic. Furthermore, Ov3r_Stealer and similar malware work in the background, so you might not notice its presence right away.

In addition, your information will be sent to a bot as follows:

In a nutshell, you should always check the main source of the job listing by asking for more details about the company and looking at reviews on various forums. Also, we recommend that you stay away from unknown links from strangers.

Even if you are applying to various jobs, don’t lose faith. We suggest you get some free online certifications from trusted sites like LinkedIn or Google.

If you want to learn more about the the files used by this malware such as .exe and .dll files check the following pdf from Trustware.

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