Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beware Of New Facebook Virus Attack

Today i am not going to gives you any type of PC tricks, but instead of PC trick i am going to aware you about new virus attack on your facebook profile. New facebook virus called “Koobface” spreading on facebook  through facebook messages. In this week, i received a message from my friend on facebook asking me that to check out these links which actualy redirects you to some malicious website,where you can fall into danger. But after that i have been getting these kind of messages everyday. Then i realized this is another facebook Spam may be. The main part of this Virus is that when you click on the link showing in the message, the virus automatically creates group of your friends and sends them a copy of the message from your side. Two days ago accidently i clicked on the link . And thank to God my antivirus protection save me from this virus attack.

If you’ve received a message like that through Facebook messages, you may have been exposed to the serious “Koobface” virus. Once the URL is clicked, “Koobface” prompts you to update your Flash player. Therein lies the virus, cloaked in a “flash_player.exe” file. According to the Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus organization working closely with Facebook,”Koobface” transform victim machines into zombie computers to form botnets.
How This Virus works?
When you get the message and you click on the link given in your message. Then it tries to finds the appropriate Facebook cookie and it modifies the users account settings and profile – Sending messages containing links to malicious sites to trick your friends into installing the invader. Clicking on the link allows the virus to work its magic and access files on the victim’s machine while destroying their Facebook account. So dear reader save your account and update your antivirus protection.


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