Up to 1800 profiles hit by malware attack, says Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday I posted about the malicious links that were being seen on Facebook users’ walls, pointing to webpages containing a Trojan horse. The latest example of malware being seen affecting Facebook users displays a picture of a court jester, sticking his tongue out at the infected user while a Trojan horse does its work silently in the background.

The security team at Facebook has overnight published a blog entry discussing the problem and advising its members about the importance of properly securing their accounts. According to the blog entry, Facebook has identified and blocked the ability to link to the malicious websites and “less than .002 percent of…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.