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First Facebook now Twitter(Koobface Infection)


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#1 DaChew

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:31 PM

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3706

http://blog.trendmicro.com/koobface-increa...itter-activity/
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#2 Romeo29

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:40 AM

Wow I use Twitter all the time. Thanks DaChew for information.

You have to stay away from tweets that look like :
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They may be Koobface created links. (It doesnt mean that Koobface cannot create another type of tweets)

Twitter.com's page for Koobface infection related news : http://status.twitter.com/post/138789881/k...-malware-attack
Koobface on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koobface

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

does this mean that when u click on the link it starts downloadsing by itself?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:06 PM

Did you read the Trend Labs advisory?

We advise Twitter users to avoid clicking URLs on tweets, specially if the tweet advertises a home video.


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:05 PM

Is it a Drive-By Download, or does it ask you to install something?
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#6 HowToRemoveSpyware

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:06 PM

I came across the Koobface worm once, what did the trick for me was MalwareBytes Anti-Malware...

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:12 PM

From what it looks like, it is NOT a Drive By. Usually, drive by's occur through either Javascript or Flash Player. This is a more "click me im nice" orientated virus, so basically yourself is the one to blame because your pressing the link, not the virus.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for the info. Just scaned computer with Malwarebytes and...

I'm Safe! :thumbsup:
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