Facebook says it stamped out some dangerous account-stealing malware


Social media powerhouse Fb says it has thwarted a cybercrime marketing campaign wherein hackers had been stealing individuals’s session cookies and utilizing sure accounts to run malicious promoting campaigns on the platform.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), Fb stated it found an infostealer known as “NodeStealer” being distributed all through the platform. NodeStealer is a malware written in JavaScript and executed by way of Node.js, whose purpose is to scan the goal endpoint for session cookies for platforms corresponding to Fb, Gmail, or Outlook.