Facebook worm, any known details?

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Author: rotven PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Facebook worm, any known details?
I just started receiving messages from my friends on Facebook, and they all seem to be pretty much the same format.
I'm guessing this is a new worm, or at least an old one that's found a new way of getting around.
I was wondering if there's any known info about it.

I'm not sure if there's any serious danger regarding these links, and I ran one of them through http://linkscanner.explabs.com and got this:
Congratulations! LinkScanner Online did not find any exploits.

Here are a few examples of messages I've received:

Conggratulations! You are on TV!

CCongratulations! You are on hiddeen cammera!

Congrattulations! You are on news!!

They may not be that dangerous, but I'm 100% sure these weren't intentionally sent by my friends.

Thanks for any info. Smile

Author: RoboGeekLocation: LeRoy, IL PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject:
its called koobface


I've found a few that came with the catchme rootkit, so the virus was hidden

Author: Rolande Akiko PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject:
Yes, make sure you have both spy ware and virus protection software install on your computer. Don't click on any questionable links or ads. And only add people to your friend list that you know personally.

Author: jhonas PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject:
Don't click on any questionable links or adds. Because it may be a spyware program which is used to hack facebook id or password.

Author: albrnsmithLocation: Spain PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:

Install antivirus software proper in your system and save your data from unauthorized attack.Keep block of this type script to improve your PC performance.

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