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Author Topic: Facebook hit by another version of Koobface worm (hidden camera, video codec)  (Read 6190 times)

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Facebook users should be wary about the lastest version of the nefarious Koobface worm, which is spreading widely across the popular social network, says antivirus firm Eset: http://www.eset.com/blog/2010/04/07/massive-new-koobface-campaign

The worm arrives in the form of a message from a friend claiming to show erotic encounters captured by a hidden camera. You'll be asked to download a special video player to view the video. Don't do it. You'll trigger an automated program that will send copies of the same viral message to all of your friends, while turning full control of your PC over to the attackers.

You will subsequently receive promotions to buy worthless antivirus protection and have the logons to all of your online accounts systematically stolen. Your machine will remain under the control of hackers, who can use it to spread spam. Or if you're using a work PC, they very likely will use your machine to begin probing other PCs on your company's network, as we described in this front page cover story: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2010-03-04-1Anetsecurity04_CV_N.htm

"Don't trust any messages of this type that turn up in social network messaging services," says Eset researcher David Harley. "Be on the lookout for deceptive social engineering and keep your antivirus software properly updated."

(USA Today)

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I knew there was a reson for me not going on FB for several months!!, Not to mention the data that’s constantly being scrapped by most Government bodies worldwide!! As well as the ridiculous games they seemed to have hypnotised 80Million People worldwide with!! lol (And Yes I did say 80 Million!!)

Check this story out!! - http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/farmville-now-has-80-million-facebook-users-671731

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I knew there was a reson for me not going on FB for several months!!, Not to mention the data that’s constantly being scrapped by most Government bodies worldwide!!

Me to, I don't even have acc. at FB.  :D

As well as the ridiculous games they seemed to have hypnotised 80Million People worldwide with!! lol (And Yes I did say 80 Million!!)

Check this story out!! - http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/farmville-now-has-80-million-facebook-users-671731

Yes I know, my wife is crazy because of FarmWille and I'm crazy because of that.  >:(

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