Social network users warned over Koobface virus

Social network users have been warned about the Koobface virus which has surfaced on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. The worm targets social networking sites and infects computers via fake links through user comments.

Koobface only attacks computers that run Windows. Systems that use Linux or Apple are unaffected. The worm targets social networking sites and posts fake links to video clips and a video player which result in the Koobface virus being dowloaded.

The virus redirects web traffic from the infected computer to the hackers preferred sites and also offers to install fake antivirus software that is actually more malware.

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