What Koobface Means for the Future

By Deane Barker on December 13, 2008

The Facebook Virus Spreads – No Social Network is Safe: A good explanation of what Koobface was doing on Facebook, and a discussion about the new breeding ground for viruses: social networks. Here’s why:

What’s frightening about the spread of this Trojan is not the worm itself – it’s really nothing new in terms of malware – but the way its being spread. Over the years people have learned to be suspicious of unknown links and attachments in their emails, so the virus writers turned to hit us where we’re more vulnerable: on our social networks. Here, many people still have a feeling of comfort and security. They don’t always have their guard up.