More malicious links seen on Facebook

Filed Under: Facebook, Malware, Social networks

Following the discussion a few days ago about the 'Koobface' malware, we are sorry to say that there are more reports of malicious activity going on on Facebook.

You can find out more in the Fraser Howard's entry on the SophosLabs blog, or in the advisory we have just published on our website.

If you're unfortunate enough to find the malicious link on your Facebook wall, don't click on it - delete it instead. Clicking on it will take you to a dangerous website which will try and install code on your computer.

Eventually you will get to see an innocent animated graphic of a court jester blowing a raspberry at you - but that's only after a Trojan horse has been installed on your PC.

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