Virus Attack Spreads Via Facebook Chat

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There is a new virus (worm) being propagated via the Facebook chat, the Virus is called Dorkbot and it was discovered on the 5th of December 2011.

 How does it work?

  • It collects sensitive information when the user browses certain web sites
  • It allows unauthorized access and control of the affected computer

How does it spread?

  • It is spreading on the social network, tricking users into believing that they were clicking on a link to an image from a Facebook friend, that leads to a third party website which installs malware on the PC

How to avoid getting infected?

  • Install and update the Antivirus client on your personal machine
  • Don’t open or accept any suspicious file
  • Be careful before you click or follow an image in the Facebook chat window

 

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