The FBLocker virus is a new malware that does not originate from any of the known malware families. The collected samples so far are test versions and we expect to see forthcoming attacks with it. The virus engine encrypts target user data with the .facebook extension, read our removal guide for further information on deleting active infections.
FBLocker Virus – Distribution Ways
FBLocker virus is an example of a malware that uses the typical virus delivery tactics. At this point there is no information about the preferred method because of the small size of the attacks. As such we assume that the most popular methods are going to be used.
An example attack can facilitate email messages that make use of social engineering tactics in order to manipulate the victims into interacting with the threat. Usually the preferred way for the hackers behind the FBLocker virus is to create messages that use text and graphics from well-known sites and services and attempt to scam the targets into opening a dangerous file. From its name we can assume (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/fblocker-virus-remove-restore-facebook-files/