Warning: Virus resurfacing. I actually had to reboot and restore my computer

United States
November 1, 2010 9:44am CST
Koobface, a plague that spreads via social networks and Windows that attacks since late 2008, is using Java technology to infect other systems based on Linux and Mac, according to information from antivirus vendor Intego. The user comes to malicious web page by following links in messages and posts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. The messages typically promise a video. To see the "video", however, a user would accept the installation of a program, which is actually Koobface. Visiting a malicious website, the user receives a warning from Java requesting permission to run the application. It's the same trick used by criminals to spread Brazilian bank robbers passwords on infected sites. In other words, the infection does not occur in an automated fashion (original language) O Koobface, uma praga que se espalha via redes sociais e que ataca Windows desde o final de 2008, está utilizando a tecnologia Java para infectar sistemas baseados em Linux e Mac, segundo informações da fabricante de antivírus Intego. O usuário chega à página maliciosa ao seguir links em recados e posts no Facebook, no Twitter e no MySpace. As mensagens normalmente prometem um vídeo. Para ver o “vídeo”, no entanto, o usuário precisaria aceitar a instalação de um programa, que na verdade é o Koobface. Visitando um site malicioso, o internauta recebe um aviso do Java solicitando permissão para executar o aplicativo. É o mesmo recurso usado por criminosos brasileiros para disseminar ladrões de senhas bancárias em sites infectados. Em outras palavras, a infecção não ocorre de forma automatizada. taken from http://www.g6-team.net/f1195/virus-usa-redes-sociais-para-atacar-mac-linux-e-pcs-com-windows-249380/
3 responses
@maehan (1445)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Thank you thank you.... I will definitely take note of that. Thank you so much littlefranciscan.
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• United States
1 Nov 10
You are welcome.. IT's an old virus that is resurfacing and it's coming in things you download ..even at very friendly sites like facebook and twitter.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
2 Nov 10
Hello, thanks for the heads up on the virus/trojan. I use Facebook most days so I will be on the look out for this problem. It was good of you to give everyone a warning in advance of this irratating virus. Think I will update my anti-virus software as well. As should every other myLot member.
• United States
1 Nov 10
Thanks for the warning, I have a Facebook so I'll be on the look out for it.