Net-Worm:W32/Koobface

Classification

Malware

Net-Worm

W32

Net-worm.win32.koobface

Summary

A type of worm that replicates by sending complete, independent copies of itself over a social network. It uses social engineering techniques to assist its spread.

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Technical Details

Net-Worm:W32/Koobface is a worm that spreads through popular online social networks, most commonly through malicious messages send to new victims or posted on the victim's profiles.The targeted social network sites include:

  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Bebo

For representative examples of Koobface variants, see:

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