Our friends at Trend Micro are in the news today talking about a new variant of the Koobface worm which is capable of spreading via Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and other social networking sites.
It’s the typical fare – a message apparently sent by a friend of yours on the social networking site invites you to check out a video. However, when you click on the link you are taken to a website posing as YouTube that encourages you to download an updated version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin.
Of course, that downloaded file is in fact a Trojan horse. Sophos proactively detects it as W32/Koobfa-Gen without requiring an update.
What’s perhaps more interesting to me is that in…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.