Social Virus

Facebook’s 120m users are being attacked by a virus…

Designed to steal credit card information and ID’s, ‘Koobface’ spreads by sending a message to people’s inboxes, pretending to be from a friend.

If you get a message saying something along the lines of “you look funny in this new video” or “you look just awesome in this new video”, don’t open it…

We all knew it would only be a matter of time before hackers began using social networking sites to try to cash in – although we saw this very same virus on MySpace back in August.

Facebook won’t give any specifics on how many users have been hit by the virus, only saying it’s a small percentage, but with that many users, it’s likely to be a considerable amount of people who have been unfortunate enough to be hit.


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