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December 10, 2008

Facebook suffering from Koobface


by David Allen

The worm that refuses to die has returned and is even more slippery this time.

Koobface, as this threat has become known, spreads through the Facebook message system by offering funny videos to watch.

Users are getting messages that say something like “You look funny”, but when the user clicks on the video they are taken to another website; these are often hosted by Geocities.com, where they are asked to download additional software to enable them to watch the video.

This software is a malicious Trojan horse which installs key logging software that can potentially cause the user no end of problems.

It is essential that Facebook users who click on links that take them away from the Facebook site should be aware that this could be the Koobface at work and should not download any software from these sites.

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