Facebook users warned about virus

December 4, 2008 7:58:04 PM PST
Facebook is warning its users about a virus called "Koobface" that tries to gather credit card numbers and other sensitive information.Once Koobface infects a person's PC, it spreads by sending notes to that person's friends on Facebook.

The messages have subject headers like "You look just awesome in this new movie." They then direct recipients to a website where they are asked to download software.

The software is described as an update of Adobe System's Flash Player. But actually it infects the PC with the Koobface virus and takes users to contaminated sites when they try to use popular search engines like Google.