More than 2,800 deceptive Twitter accounts were deleted, along with numerous Facebook accounts, pages and groups.
"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call," Microsoft's Brad Smith said.
The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you're onto their digital three-card monte, and they've made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits.
"Currently WireLurker is the only one, but we will see more," he said. The security firm said it verified this vulnerability