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FaceBook Users Beware Of New Worm

Computer, Info, Spyware, Tips, Facebook

Watch out for friends sending a message with a video link that asks you to update your Adobe Flash Player to view a spoofed youtube video.


From PCMag Source


New Koobface Variant Preys On Facebook Users


A new variant of the Koobface worm is making the rounds.  Facebook users need to be aware of this and other attempts to use clever social engineering related to Facebook to trick them into installing malware.


Like the earlier versions of Koobface, this one starts out as a Facebook message from a friend.  The message includes a link to a web site with something enticing like "a video of you".  Like the old ones, in order to view the video you have to apply what purports to be an update to your Adobe Flash player, but which is in fact the malware.


The difference in this case is that the page with the video is professional-looking YouTube spoof, complete with the impression that the video has been posted by your Facebook friend.  This is a clever next step in the scam.


Install the malware and it will steal your logon credential from Facebook and other sites and send the message on to your friends on them.  Trend Micro's description of the malware has all the gory details.

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