Webroot is warning Bulgarian users to be on the lookout for shady Facebook posts that read “Check it out!” (in Bulgarian).
The links that accompany these messages point to one of the many websites set up to serve ransomware and other pieces of malware. Some of the malicious elements involved in this campaign are detected by most antivirus vendors, but some of them are detected only by a handful of them.
This particular campaign targets internauts from Bulgaria, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world is safe. Cybercriminals are launching similar operations all over the world.
So, if you want to make sure you’re safe, never click on suspicious-looking posts and always keep an updated antivirus running in the background.
If you’re a victim of such scams, be sure to remove all the malicious messages from your timeline. In addition, check to see if you’ve installed any rogue browser extensions, since in most cases, they’re the ones responsible for spreading such scams.