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Worm Variants Target Facebook and MySpace Users

Kaspersky Lab, a major developer of management solutions for Internet threat, has spotted a pair of variants of a new computer virus. These are named Networm.Win32.Koobface.a and Networm.Win32.Koobface.b that attack MySpace and Facebook respectively. The worms' malicious payloads convert victim computers into zombies for botnets.

Meanwhile, according to the warning released by Kaspersky, viruses are crafted to upload extra malware that performs other functions. Also, there is a high possibility that the victim computers would not just be used to spread links via these social networks, but they would also be utilized to fulfill other malevolent purposes. It is important to note that these viruses are currently infecting only...

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