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Facebook Malware Attacks Spotted

Published on: November 07, 2008

Note: This story may not be current. It is part of the IT News Archive, and exists as a historical document.

Facebook users are receiving messages, allegedly from friends, with a link to a website that has a YouTube video linked. Users with a WIndows based computer are requested to update their Flash Player. The file downloaded is actually Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.bp or Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.bm.

Users with a Non-Windows based computer will simply get to see the YouTube video.

More information on Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface and its variants can be found at this McAfee webpage.