PandaLabs Detected Worm Spreads that via Social Networking Sites

A newly detected worm, Boface.G., by the security firm PanadaLabs uses social networking sites MySpace and Facebook to spread.

As per the security researchers at PandaLabs, Boface.G places a fake YouTube video link on profiles of infected users and their contact list, or sends a private message with that link to infected users' contacts.

When a user clicks on the link that pretends to come from his friend to watch the video, he is directed to a Web page where a pop-up requesting to download a Flash Player update appears. If anyone downloads the Flash Player update, he will give access of his computer to the worm, which will infect all his contacts.

Social networking sites have become very popular among people and cyber-criminals use them to attack their victims through...

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