Members
  • Total Members: 12818
  • Latest: martin
Stats
  • Total Posts: 28536
  • Total Topics: 8240
  • Online Today: 1005
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)












Author Topic: Koobface variant worms across social networking sites  (Read 1901 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« on: 04. March 2009., 08:14:15 »


A new strain of the Koobface worm is spreading across social networking sites including Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.

The malware posts invitations to the friends of infected users inviting them to view a video. The linked website tries to trick prospective marks into believing they need an updated version of Adobe Flash Player plugin to view the clip. The software offered is, of course, loaded with Windows-specific Trojan code. This malware establishes a back-door on compromised Windows machines.

A write-up of the assault, including screenshots, can be found on Trend Micro's website here: http://blog.trendmicro.com/new-variant-of-koobface-worm-spreading-on-facebook

The attack follows the appearance of two rogue applications - "Error Check System" and Facebook closing down - last week which used misleading messages in order to hoodwink users into activating software packages. Neither app spread malware as such but Error Check System has been linked to indirect attempts to attract surfers to sites punting rogue anti-malware (AKA scareware) packages.

Security watchers, such as Rik Ferguson at Trend Micro, responded to the twin threats by urging Facebook to vet applications. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea on Monday. "There will occasionally be some applications that people don't like," Zuckerberg told the BBC Newsbeat. "Our philosophy is that having an open system anyone can participate in is generally better."

Facebook spokesman Simon Axten went much further along this path arguing that vetting applications after two problems is like saying "there have been two robberies, we need to implement martial law in the city". More than 660,000 developers write for the platform and only a tiny, tiny percentage are doing anything potentially untoward, he told CNet, adding the site employs a team that investigates applications that behave suspiciously, he added.

(The Register)

Samker's Computer Forum - SCforum.info

Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« on: 04. March 2009., 08:14:15 »




duomaxwell22

  • SCF Member
  • **
  • Posts: 70
  • KARMA: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • If it is too good to be true, Don't believe it!
Re: Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« Reply #1 on: 04. March 2009., 15:35:27 »
that also infected Friendster website! i got that up from my friend.. they bait a sexy video to be easily preview

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Re: Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« Reply #2 on: 05. March 2009., 15:00:41 »
that also infected Friendster website! i got that up from my friend.. they bait a sexy video to be easily preview


We also (at Company) have a lot of problem with these worms...  >:(




duomaxwell22

  • SCF Member
  • **
  • Posts: 70
  • KARMA: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • If it is too good to be true, Don't believe it!
Re: Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« Reply #3 on: 05. March 2009., 23:04:47 »
i would like to put a bag of salts on this worms!
harhar!

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Re: Koobface variant worms across social networking sites
« Reply #4 on: 06. March 2009., 16:30:32 »
i would like to put a bag of salts on this worms!
harhar!

 :D  :D

It's funny when you get rid of them...  :bih:

 

 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters):www.scforum.info:

Enter your email address to receive daily email with 'SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising