Friday, December 05, 2008

Facebook virus called 'Koobface'

Just spreading the word ... in case you are on FB:

Facebook's 120 million users are being targeted by a virus called "Koobface" that uses the social network's messaging system to infect PCs and steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers.

Koobface spreads by sending messages to friends 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, according McAfee.

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