Saturday, December 25, 2010

Beware Worm Spread via spam on Facebook and MySpace

Kasperky Lab party security companies warned that the virus makers have created a pair of worm used to attack the users of MySpace and Facebook. Two variants of the latest worm dubbed Koobface, which uses social engineering techniques by utilizing a website as a gateway to infect the victim's computer that would make it part of a botnet network.

When users with computers that have been infected with the worm have access to his MySpace account, then the variant Koobface-A will do a post a link in the "commentaries of friends' that will direct users to clicks to sites that contain malicious programs. While Koobface-B to find the target Facebook users by sending spam messages to any "friends" of Facebook users who have been infected with this virus.

The message reads some subjects such as "Paris Hilton Tosses Dwarf On The Street" or like "Hello, You must see it! LOL. My friend catched you on hidden cam "and others. The message was intended for the candidates newspaper click on the link that will take them to a website that contains video content clips that have been in pairs as a trap.

Potential victims will also receive a message to download the "latest version of Flash Player" but which is actually a file with a name that carries the worm Koobface codesetup.exe.
Alexander Gostev, a senior virus analyst at Kaspersky Lab, said similar attacks could happen in the future. "At the beginning of 2008, we predicted that we would see an increase in cybercriminal who exploit on MySpace, Facebook and several similar websites, and now we have seen the evidence. I believe this is only a modest first step, and the virus makers will continue to look for targets of this source with the intensity increasing, "he said further.

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