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PostSubject: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:03 am

‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook

KPIX: The virus hooks users by appearing to be an email from a friend,
with a breezy message telling you to click on a video. Instead, it can
take over your computer and steal your personal information.

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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:39 am

Glad I don't use facebook
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:09 am

gs78 wrote:
Glad I don't use facebook

Same here!


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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:17 pm

Glad I havent gotten on mine in a month or two.
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:15 pm

gdennis59 wrote:
Glad I havent gotten on mine in a month or two.



Keep it that way


At least until the virus is under control
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:07 pm

Destructive Koobface virus turns up on Facebook
Thu Dec 4, 2008 4:52pm EST

By Jim Finkle

BOSTON (Reuters) - Facebook's 120 million users are being targeted by a virus dubbed "Koobface" that uses the social network's messaging system to infect PCs, then tries to gather sensitive information such as credit card numbers.

It is the latest attack by hackers increasingly looking to prey on users of social networking sites.

"A few other viruses have tried to use Facebook in similar ways to propagate themselves," Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt said in an e-mail. He said a "very small percentage of users" had been affected by these viruses.

"It is on the rise, relative to other threats like e-mails," said Craig Schmugar, a researcher with McAfee Inc.

Koobface spreads by sending notes to friends of someone whose PC has been infected. The messages, with subject headers like, "You look just awesome in this new movie," direct recipients to a website where they are asked to download what it claims is an update of Adobe Systems Inc's Flash player.

If they download the software, users end up with an infected computer, which then takes users to contaminated sites when they try to use search engines from Google, Yahoo, MSN and Live.com, according McAfee.

McAfee warned in a blog entry on Wednesday that its researchers had discovered that Koobface was making the rounds on Facebook.

Facebook requires senders of messages within the network to be members and hides user data from people who do not have accounts, said Chris Boyd, a researcher with FaceTime Security Labs. Because of that, users tend to be far less suspicious of messages they receive in the network.

"People tend to let their guard down. They think you've got to log in with an account, so there is no way that worms and other viruses could infect them," Boyd said.

Social network MySpace, owned by News Corp, was hit by a version of Koobface in August and used security technology to eradicate it, according to a company spokeswoman. The virus has not cropped up since then, she said.

Privately held Facebook has told members to delete contaminated e-mails and has posted directions at www.facebook.com/security on how to clean infected computers.

Richard Larmer, chief executive of RLM Public Relations in New York, said he threw out his PC after it became infected by Koobface, which downloaded malicious software onto his PC. It was really bad. It destroyed my computer," he said.

McAfee has not yet identified the perpetrators behind Koobface, who are improving the malicious software behind the virus in a bid to outsmart security at Facebook and MySpace.

"The people behind it are updating it, refining it, adding new functionalities," said McAfee's Schmugar.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle, Additional reporting by Emily Kaiser; Editing by Toni Reinhold)


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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:51 am

Stay away from facebook!
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:37 am

gs78 wrote:
Stay away from facebook!

And e-mail video messages that come from it!

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Koobface spreads by sending notes to friends of someone whose PC has been infected. The messages, with subject headers like, "You look just awesome in this new movie," direct recipients to a website where they are asked to download what it claims is an update of Adobe Systems Inc's Flash player.
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:34 pm

If I got a message saying I looked great in a new movie I would be a little alarmed. How many people on facebook have been in a movie, aside from homemade porn, that is?
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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:50 pm

I haven't gotten one of those in way over a month.


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PostSubject: Re: ‘Koobface’ Virus Makes Its Way Around Facebook   Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:56 am

me too i havent been on mine in a while and now i knw if i get that to just delete it.
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