What new malware hacked 45,000 Facebook accounts early in January 2012? – 2017

What new malware hacked 45,000 Facebook accounts early in January 2012?




Ramnit is a Computer worm affecting Windows users. It was estimated that it infected 800 000 Windows PCs between September and December 2011. The Ramnit botnet was dismantled by Europol and Symantec securities in 2015.




According to Seculert Cyber Threat Management blog, Ramnit was discovered in 2010; the following year, the software was used by hackers to infect 800,000 computers and “gain remote access to financial institutions, compromise online banking sessions and penetrate several corporate networks.”




Facebook users have a new threat to look out for. It’s called the “Ramnit” worm, and it has compromised 45,000 user accounts.

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