Koobface virus targets Facebook members

Computer hackers are targeting the 120 million users of the social networking site Facebook with the ‘Koobface’ virus, which takes control of a PC’s internet searches and can steal sensitive personal information.The Koobface worm was first identified in August but it appears to have been altered to hit the social networking site only.Facebook insisted only a “very small percentage of users” had been affected but in the past day, hundreds of media workers in Boston alone have received infected emails.

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