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http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=20757567 7 days of seeding to impact.
On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Gadi Evron 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
> 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.
> "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:
> Fun and Misc security discussion for OT posts.
> Note: funsec is a public and open mailing list.