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Re: [Full-disclosure] [funsec] facebook messages worm

From: Juha-Matti Laurio <juha-matti.laurio_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2008 - 05:00:13 GMT
To: "John C. A. Bambenek, GCIH, CISSP" <bambenek.infosec@gmail.com>, Gadi Evron <ge@linuxbox.org>


It has the following mechanism according to McAfee: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_148955.htm

They use name W32/Koobface.worm and Kaspersky (Kaspersky Labs originally discovered this threat) uses name Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.b.

More information here too:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2327272,00.asp

Juha-Matti

"John C. A. Bambenek, GCIH, CISSP" [bambenek.infosec@gmail.com] kirjoitti:
> What's the infection vector? URL Link? Rouge Facebook app?
>
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Gadi Evron <ge@linuxbox.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi all.
> >
> > There's a facebook (possibly worm) something malicious sending fake
> > messages from real users (friends).
> >
> > The sample also has a remote drop site (verified by someone who shall
> > remain nameless).
> >
> > This is possibly zlob, not verified. Thanks Nick Bilogorskiy for his help.
> >
> > Infection sites seen so far are on .pl domains.
> >
> > The AV industry will soon add detection.
> > Facebook's security folks are very capable, so I am not worried on that
> > front.
> >
> > It's not that we didn't expect this for a long time now, but...
> > Be careful. Some users know to be careful in email.. but not on facebook.
> >
> > Note: unlike 2003 when we called everything a worm and the 90s when
> > everything was a virus--this is a bot which also spreads/infects on
> > facebook.
> >
> > Gadi.
> >
> >
> > --
> > "You don't need your firewalls! Gadi is Israel's firewall."
> > -- Itzik (Isaac) Cohen, "Computers czar", Senior Deputy to the
> > Accountant General,
> > Israel's Ministry of Finance, at the government's CIO conference,
> > 2005.
> >
> > (after two very funny self-deprication quotes, time to even things up!)
> >
> > My profile and resume:
> > http://www.linkedin.com/in/gadievron



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