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Facebook to unmask, send message to Koobface Gang

The world's largest social network will start sharing information it has gathered about the group, and engage in "public namings" to fight back.

By January 17, 2012

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Ep. 1292: You're a Koobface

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

By August 16, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud 1292: You're a Koobface (podcast)

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

By August 16, 2010

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Microsoft identifies suspected Kelihos botnet author

Software giant accuses a St. Petersburg, Russia, resident of writing malware to control and nurture the botnet, which infected 41,000 computers worldwide.

By January 23, 2012

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Koobface malware makes a comeback

The security threat that never quite goes away is back to torment Facebook users, this time trying to get them to click on a link that promises videos of erotic encounters.

By April 9, 2010

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More cyberattacks hitting social networks

Attacks against Facebook and other social networks are on the rise, though users are becoming more diligent about protecting themselves, according to a new survey.

By August 17, 2011

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At Facebook, defense is offense

Led by a former federal high-tech crimes prosecutor, the Facebook security team outsmarts foreign technical attacks, thwarts account hijackers and gets spammers to pay.

By January 31, 2011

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Microsoft helps keep Koobface virus off Facebook

Facebook turns to Microsoft to protect users from the polymorphic and persistent Koobface virus.

By April 2, 2009

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Report: Spam down, but malware continues hold

Spam levels worldwide dropped 12 percent last month following the takedown of a large spam network, but the threat of malware is as strong as ever, according to a report from Fortinet.

By December 2, 2010

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Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware

The social network has been a target of viruses for years now, and one security software company has found that a fifth of Facebook members' news feeds contain malware.

By November 22, 2010