This article has been created with the main purpose of helping you identify and remove the Nike Shoes Facebook scam from your computer.
The Nike Shoes Facebook Scam is the type of malware, that aims to lure users into visiting fraudulent websites that aim to trick victims into entering their financial information. Created in the same way and likely by the same people who are behind the RayBan Facebook Virus, the scam aims to falsely advertise various different types of fake files, whose primary purpose is to lure users into purchasing Nike Shoes on promotion. This type of scam may be introduced as a result of a possible virus that may have hijacked your Facebook profile in a certain way and may be sharing photos with the scam automatically. If you see photos, like the one next to this text on your Facebook profile or posted from your behalf, it is strongly advisable that you read this article carefully.
|Name||Nike Shoes Facebook Virus|
|Type||Facebook Scam/Spamming(Tagging) Malware|
|Short Description||Aims to trick victims into entering their financial information or paying for a fake product that may arrive and looking nothing like what the vicitm has ordered.|
|Symptoms||Automatically shared photo, that advertises huge discounts of Nike Shoes on Facebook and Instagram.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files, Adware, Malicious web links sent in Messenger, Compromised Apps|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Nike Shoes Facebook Virus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Nike Shoes Facebook Virus.|
Nike Shoes Facebook Scam – How Did I Get It
The Nike Shoes scam may propagate via special software that not only hijacks your Facebook profile but hijacks your browsing activity in general. The possibilities of getting this software are many.
One method is for the hackers to send the victim a web link via messenger and once the victim opens it, his or her computer can become affected by this virus. Furthermore, the Nike Shoes scam may also self propagate if you visit the web page that is advertised, since it may contain scripts that install malware or the software that hijacks your facebook account.
And the mobile users may also be in danger too, because this Facebook account hijacking software may also be spread via apps for Android and Apple devices as well and these apps may request permissions to post on your behalf in the Facebook app of your smartphone or tablet. Keep reading this article to understand how does this virus work and how you can stop it and prevent it from returning to your device in the future as well.
Nike Shoes Scam – Analysis
One of the main reports on the Nike Facebook virus has come to light when users started to report the virus on social media. One user, named Craig Powers has reported the following:
4 August at 09:06 ·
Dear Facebook I’m so tired of the SCAM ads that pop up…IE “Take this short survey”, “Nike shoes $7.00” and on and on! I report these every time but I still see them everyday? Like MySpace, Facebook is changing into one big commercial scam instead of what it was intended to be! Add in the fact that now we only see a small percentage of our friends post too. Facebook in the past always got better over time but in the last few years has gotten much worse! There is a wide open hole for a new social media platform that is scam free with better customer service! Mark Zuckerberg please fix this! #CP
And not only this, but reports have also started flowing on Twitter as well, with the used @mysteryminds blaming Facebook for the scams:
Why is #facebook promoting all those ads and suggesting links of scammers. Recently came across many such ads like Rolex, dresses, Nike, slippers, BKStyle, adidas all scam sites from China. Please users be careful… https://t.co/Y9zOjBAihp
— mysteryminds (@mysteryminds) April 30, 2018
Below you can see one particular situation where this scam has been posted directly to a user’s profile, suggesting that the profile itself is directly compromised by the scamming software:
What is very interesting in this particular case is that the victim himself has reportedly received an e-mail that may have led him to the supciiosu website, which does introduce another method via which this scam may be replicated – web links via e-mails.
If the RayBan scam virus can take control over your Facebook profile, it may have other features that are embedded within it and allow it to to keep this control, for instance:
- Keyloggers that obtain what you type online and may steal your password and financial data.
- Remote control components that may allow it to copy and paste files.
- Software that takes screenshots on your device.
Furthermore, in addition to this, the cyber-criminals who are behind this program have not halted to use phishing and fraudulent promotions in order to spread their scamming sites on social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram. The fact that these scams exist for quite some time now and Facebook has done nothing to halt them from being spread spead, resulting in big sites, like Vice calling it “the Great Ray-Ban Insta Hack of 2018”, which has started with Ray-Ban suglasses that were spread the very same way. So it’s likely the very same people who are back at it again and nobody has done anything about it or the scammers have managed to stay below radar and devise more cunning ways to be spread.
When you visit the website itself, you see the following web page, which when compared to the original looks nothing like it:
More to it than that, when you try to order a product from the site, it demands that you enter your personal information in it, more specifically it demands as mandatory the following credentials:
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
To Create An Account, Please Enter Your Billing Information As It Appears On Your Credit Card Statement.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Post/Zip Code: *
We wouldn’t advise you to enter your information in this website or purchase anything from it, since the whole connection to the site is not encrypted and does not have a valid certificate and as we have detected, uses different cookies on your computer likely to steal personal information:
This is likely what appears to be a phishing website, aimed at your personal information and the tracking technologies it may use, could be the following:
These cookies and other tracking technologies besides being saved on your computer may also be used to obtain the following information from your browsing activities:
- All of the keystrokes you type on your browser, even your passwords and usernames of your accounts.
- Your online clicks.
- Browsing history.
- Bookmarked websites.
The cookies and tracking technologies, used by this scam are employed by the following hosts:
We strongly suggest you to avoid visiting those hosts at any cost and immediately take actions towards securing your smartphone and PC plus changing your passwords. Keep reading this article to learn how to remove this scamming piece of code from your PC and how you can stop it automatically in the future as well.
Remove Nike Facebook and Instagram Scam you’re your Profile and Devices
Since this specifi type of scam can have different capabilities that may record a password change so that the software can be able to regain control over your account, we do advise that you perform the removal in the following methodological steps:
1. Remove the Facebook Nike “Virus” from your devices.
2. Log out all of your Facebook active logins from Settings>Security.
3. Make sure that you change you password immediately after you log out the devices and not only your Facebook password, but all the passwords used on your devices as well.
Useful Tip: We strongly suggest that you use a strong password, because it is more difficult for the crooks to crack it.
To remove the Nike Scamming “virus” from your computer or smartphone, you can follow the removal instructions, which we have created and posted underneath. They will help you to detect the virus and delete it. If you lack the experience to do the removal manually, we strongly suggest what most cyber-security experts would advise you to do and that is to download and run a scan of your computer by using an advanced anti-malware program, that is designed to deal with these and more serious types of threats specifically and eradicate them fully and effectively.