Connect with us

Tech

Facebook advertised a fake “Clubhouse for PC” app with malware planted – TechCrunch

Avatar

Published

on


TechCrunch has learned that cybercriminals are running a number of Facebook ads disguised as Clubhouse apps for PC users to target unsuspecting victims with malware.

TechCrunch was warned on Wednesday about Facebook ads associated with several Facebook pages spoofing Clubhouse, a drop-in audio chat app available only on the iPhone. Clicking on the ad opens a fake Clubhouse website with a mockup screenshot of what a non-existent PC app looks like and a download link to the malicious app.

When you open a malicious app, it communicates with the command and control server and tries to get instructions on what to do next. One of the malware sandbox analyzes shows that a malicious app attempted to infect a quarantined machine with ransomware.

But overnight, a fake Clubhouse website hosted in Russia went offline. By doing so, the malware also stopped working. Guardicore’s Amit Serper, who tested the malware in the sandbox on Thursday, said the malware received an error from the server and did nothing more.

The fake website is set up like a real Clubhouse website, but features a malicious PC app. (Image: TechCrunch)

It’s not uncommon for cybercriminals to coordinate malware campaigns to piggyback on the success of very popular apps. Clubhouse is reported to have surpassed more than 8 million global downloads so far, despite its invitation-only launch. Due to its high demand, Scramble not only reverse engineered the app to build a bootleg version to avoid the gated walls of the clubhouse, but also circumvented government censorship where the app was blocked.

Each Facebook page impersonating Clubhouse had only a handful of likes, but was still active at the time of publication. When it arrived, Facebook did not reveal the number of account owners who clicked on ads pointing to fake Clubhouse websites.

At least nine ads were placed this Tuesday-Thursday. Some ads said Clubhouse was “now available on PC,” while another ad featured photos of co-founders Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth. Clubhouse did not return a request for comment.

The ad has been removed from Facebook’s ad library, but I’ve published a copy. In the first place, it’s not clear how the ad went through the Facebook process.

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos



picture credit

ExBUlletin

to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]