Police alert: beware of the virus on Facebook Messenger

The alarm is raised by the State Police through a post published on the account Agents Lisa. Just answer a message in the chat to be infected

Not a day goes by when we do not talk about hacker attacks. This time, hackers have targeted Messenger, Facebook's instant messaging application. As reported by the State Police, in recent hours a new virus is infecting the accounts of users of the social network.

The Police launched the alarm through a post published today on its official profile. As the virtual policeman, Officer Lisa, writes, the virus hit a person who had responded to a strange message received from a contact he had not heard from in a long time. At this point, the virus started sending the same messages that the victim had received to other contacts. Questo è successo perché l’utente ha installato a sua insaputa il malware nel momento in cui ha risposto al contatto. Il virus, a questo punto, si è propagato velocemente da computer in computer. Il modus operandi di questo virus ricorda quello del video che circolava qualche anno fa sempre su Facebook. Una volta cliccato sul link, l’ignaro utente installav sul proprio pc il malware.

Come difendersi

agente-lisa.jpgFonte foto: Account Facebook Agente Lisa

Il messaggio lanciato dall’agente Lisa sul proprio account Facebook (premendo sull’immagine sarà possibile scoprire come difendersi dagli hacker)

Come suggerisce l’Agente Lisa, in questo caso non ci sono dei link. Sembra che il virus colpisca appena la persona replica al messaggio che ha ricevuto. Cosa fare? Per prima cosa, non bisogna assolutamente rispondere. Un’altra soluzione è quella di affidarsi agli antivirus. In fact, you can find very good free programs on the net, available both for PC and mobile devices.

In the extreme, you can proceed to uninstall the application from the device and try to install it again.

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