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Miyuki 08-07-2008 07:15 PM

Malicious Hackers Use Facebook Wall for Malware Attack

Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:50 PM PDT

Facebook users are being targeted by malicious hackers through postings on the popular Wall section of the social-networking site, security company

Sophos said Thursday.

The Wall, a core feature of Facebook profile pages, is used by members to leave each other messages that in addition to text can also contain photos, videos, music and links to Web sites.

The malware attack comes in the form of a Wall message supposedly posted by a friend that urges members to click on a link to view a video on a Web site supposedly hosted by Google, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.

However, the link takes users to a Web page that isn't hosted by Google, where they are told they need a new version of Adobe's Flash player and are urged to download an executable file to watch the video.
More @ PC World - Business Center: Malicious Hackers Use Facebook Wall for Malware Attack

Any facebook users here? Should watch out on what you guys are viewing o:

Mitchi 08-07-2008 07:27 PM

For once, I'm glad I don't use sites like Facebook and Myspace D:

Kowiz 08-07-2008 07:28 PM

*points to Facebook link at the bottom of thread*


yea..I have FB, but I don't even use it .-.

james 08-07-2008 07:37 PM

I have Facebook!
Omigosh, I use Facebook!
No, I don't download fishy links.
Wouldn't do much, seeing as my "Everything other than TO/MMO computer", is a iBook, so it's like, resistant to those attacks.
Sounds like Pokemon. o-o

Very creative hack attempts though. xD

Bob 08-07-2008 10:34 PM

Good thing I don`t click on things my friends send me 8D.

Mei 08-07-2008 10:47 PM

My friends never send me anything besides a million application invitations, which I all ignore. Thank you for the heads up, though!

Molli 08-07-2008 10:50 PM

I know Myspace and Facebook are evil but I still use them but I never do anything stupid...

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