Facebook's New Friend: Worms

Sadighi, Lalee
August 2008
Red Herring;8/27/2009, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the spam attacks against social networking Web site Facebook caused by a worm called Koobface, referred to across social sites as the Facebook or MySpace worm. Around 27 Koobface variants have been identified by anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab. Facebook had managed until now to remain relatively spam-free, with less than .002 percent of people on Facebook having received spams. A statement from Facebook relates the measures it will take to eradicate the problems caused by the worm.


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