Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Koobface Facebook Worm is back!

If you are a Facebook or MySpace account holder, then you should be aware that the ‘Koobface’ worm is back.

It seems as if the virus has some unfinished business with these social networking sites.   The worm is disguised to trick you into downloading programs; these will then hijack your computer!

The latest version of the Koobface virus arrives as an invitation from a friend or contact, when you click on that invite link you will then view a video from a counterfeit YouTube website.  

You are then told that you need to install an Adobe Flash Plug-in to view the video.  That is when a Trojan horse program gives you the Koobface virus.

The worm takes control of the user’s computer, as well as their social networking account.  To make sure that the ‘Koobface’ virus does not trick you, only click on links in an email if you are certain the message is valid and has been sent by your friend.


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