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Koobface computer virus attacks Facebook users


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#1 Animal

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:22 PM

Facebook's millions of users are in the crosshairs of a computer virus dubbed Koobface that is being spread through the social networking site's messaging system.

Users whose computers are infected may have their credit card numbers stolen or their searches on Google, Yahoo and MSN diverted to fraudulent Web sites.

The malicious code underscores how hackers are increasingly targeting social networking sites including Facebook and MySpace to capitalize on their big audiences. Because social networking sites allow messages only between fellow members who are confirmed friends, many users assume they are safe.


Quote from a SF Chronicle article titled:Koobface computer virus attacks Facebook users

Verne Kopytoff, Chronicle Staff Writer

Saturday, December 6, 2008

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:55 AM

Whew thanks for the update on that. Never knew that hackers rig social networks GJ keep us updated! :thumbsup:

~regards~
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