More malicious links seen on Facebook

Following the discussion a few days ago about the ‘Koobface’ malware, we are sorry to say that there are more reports of malicious activity going on on Facebook.

You can find out more in the Fraser Howard’s entry on the SophosLabs blog, or in the advisory we have just published on our website.

If you’re unfortunate enough to find the malicious link on your Facebook wall, don’t click on it – delete it instead. Clicking on it will take you to a dangerous website which will try and install code on your computer.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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