Saturday, December 06, 2008

Facebook email video attachments could be infected


There are numerous media reports about a virus spread by emails from Facebook users. Apparently the attachment prompts you to ugrade your Flash player first (which seems to be common with many legitimate videos), whereupon you get infected with the “Koobface” virus that makes your machine into a botnet zombie.

A typical story is by Brennon Slattery in PC World, “Facebook Virus Turns Your Computer into a Zombie,” Dec. 5, 2008, link here.

A typical report is McAfee’s from October 2008, here, but there are multiple versions of this worm.

Facebook says it has removed this problem.

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