Monday, April 26, 2010

Facebook hit by computer virus called Koobface

A computer virus dubbed ‘Koobface’ is being spread through the messaging system of social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, posing to the users a threat similar to other malware attacks over the years. Users whose computers are infected may have their credit card numbers stolen or their searches on Google, Yahoo and MSN diverted to deceptive Web sites.

Since social networking sites allow messages only between fellow members who are confirmed friends, it is through messages sent from those with the virus-infected computer that Koobface is spread.

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