News Story Hello Koobface, Goodbye Twitter
Last weekend Twitter was apologising for accidentally suspending a number of user accounts due to human error. Now it is suspending accounts again, but this time there is no error: Twitter is getting serious about malware. In a status posting on Thursday July 9th, Twitter [URL="http://status.twitter.com/post/138789881/koobface-malware-attack"]admitted[/URL] that it had come under attack from Koobface malware which works by sending bogus tweets from infected users' PCs to further distribute itself. "We are currently suspending all accounts that we detect sending such bogus tweets" twitter stated, adding "If we suspend your account, we will send you an email notifying you of the …
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News Story Are your Facebook friends infectious?
[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2289.html"]Facebook spam[/URL] is nothing news, nor for that matter is [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2008/01/03/one-million-facebook-users-exposed-to-zango-worm/"]Facebook malware[/URL]. While we are on a nothing new about Facebook theme, ever [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/editorial-blogs/davey-winder/922815/grownups-invade-facebook.thtml"]since grown-ups started to invade[/URL] the social network has suffered a tad from 'phoney friend syndrome.' I mean, come on, do you really think that [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20618/53/"]Barack Obama is your friend[/URL] just because a social network says so? This problem of collecting Facebook fends like some weird hobby is starting to cause real problem, not least because the bad guys have hooked onto the fact that it makes for a great way to spread malware. And that's exactly …
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