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The increased number of attacks on the Romanian Facebook users

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Romanian users of Facebook have become more frequent targets of online attacks in the first half of this year, according to data centralized by BitDefender specialists.

Thus, the new approach of Romanian criminals exploiting the Facebook social network aimed at attracting users with prizes in various scams. By comparison, last year, mostly Romanian users were exposed in the international threats.

These scams, disguised contests from mobile phone companies or manufacturers of mobile forces to give fans "Share" or "Like a page with the added promise of a lottery.

With the subscription, users will receive all Content that you publish administrators, including potential links periculoase.Una of the biggest scams of this kind took place in February, when about 12,000 Romanians have fallen victim to scams that promised a Galaxy S2.

Other names used in competitions resonance Facebook fake Samsung, Orange Romania, Cosmote and Vodafone Shop, said in a statement of Bitdefender.


The main family of viruses affecting computers Romans in the first six months are Win32.Worm.Downadup, Trojan.AutorunInf and Trojan.Autorun.AET, three families of malware that affects mainly operating systems before Windows Vista. They exploit the Autorun function of the operating system to launch running automatically each time an infected USB device is connected to the PC.

To prevent infection with viruses that use Autorun, BitDefender offers a free tool users: USB Immunizer.

Spam and phishing Romanian

Although the volume of spam sent from Romania has dropped significantly in the last six months, the volume of spam received by users Romans remained relatively constant and is around 70% of all electronic messages.

Main spam designed for users in Romania advertise the products (sites offer discounts), miracle devices (electric or fuel-saving) or counterfeit accessories.

A special category of spam - phishing - is 0.9% of all spam sent in Romania.

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