Facebook has denied that its network and Messenger app were being used to spread ransomware to its users, contradicting the claims of Check Point researchers Roman Ziakin and Dikla Barda.
The two researchers last week reported they had discovered a new method for delivering malicious code to machines, which they dubbed “ImageGate.” Threat actors had found a way to embed malicious code into an image, they said. Due to a flaw in the social media infrastructure, infected images are downloaded to a user’s machine, Ziakin and Barda explained.