Koobface Begins New Festive Scam

Kara Reeder

Hackers behind the Koobface worm are hoping to trick Facebook users with fake messages relating to Christmas, reports SC Magazine.


This latest campaign involves posting messages on Facebook profiles that link to either a fake Facebook page or fake Christmas-themed video pages. According to V3.co.uk, users are encouraged to install and run a setup.exe file disguised as a free antivirus product claiming to protect the user from Koobface, or a Flash upgrade to watch a video posted by SantA. The worm will then automatically log in to their Facebook or other social networking sites and send messages to all their friends.

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