Koobface Virus Migrates From Facebook To Twitter

I’ve previously written about a nasty piece of malware called Koobface that targets users of Facebook.

Now, however, it seems that Koobface has progressed to that other popular social networking site, Twitter.

Infected machines are leading to bogus tweets being issued from otherwise genuine Twitter accounts every time the user logs in.

Twitter themselves have stated that they are suspending any accounts that they suspect have been infected.

If your account is suspended in such a manner then expect an email from Twitter which will explain what has happened and how you can remove Koobface from your system.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. […] turned to Microsoft, specifically the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), to help fight the Koobface virus which first started plaguing the social networking site last […]

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