Fakebook: Koobface Virus

December 9, 2008

If you use Facebook, then you should read this article from the BBC about the Koobface virus that has been playing havoc on Facebook. Below is a snippet of the article, but follow the link to read it all on the BBC site.

‘Koobface’ spreads by sending a message to people’s inboxes, pretending to be from a Facebook friend.

It says “you look funny in this new video” or “you look just awesome in this new video”.

By clicking on the link provided they’re then asked to watch a “secret video by Tom”.

When users try and play the video they’re asked to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

If they do, that’s when the virus takes hold and attacks the computer.

Interestingly this dovetails nicely with a post I made called “You don’t know Jack” back in August

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One Response to “Fakebook: Koobface Virus”


  1. […] UPDATE: 9 Dec 2008 A new phishing virus named Koobface has been playing havoc on Facebook, more details here. […]


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