Koobface Malware Hits Facebook
Social networking site Facebook is once again under malware fire. A worm going by the name of Koobface is making round trying to infect gullible Facebook users.
December 5, 2008
When the user tries to view the promoted video, he gets a message to install the so-called latest version of Flash Player or else he won't be able to play the content.
As expected, the “update” the user would be downloading is in fact plain old malware. Once ifnected, the user can expect to be redirected to other contaminated sites or have its banking details stolen.
Facebook warns its users to use the latest antivirus software, as well as to keep away from messages sent by bogus “friends”.