Koobface worm steals Facebook users' ...

Koobface worm steals Facebook users' personal data

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Koobface worm steals Facebook users' personal data. In it, Newsday reports that:

Computer security specialists warn that Facebook users have been hit with a series of data-stealing attacks in the past week as cyber crooks increasingly stalk social-networking websites.

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Bastrop Louisiana

#1 Mar 3, 2009
One reason i stay off sites like that.

Columbia, MO

#2 Mar 3, 2009
Thats so stupid. People like that have no life and need something better to do than try to steal someones personal information. Lets put the stop to hackers!!!!

Jamaica, NY

#4 Mar 3, 2009
Newsforums like these also are at risk. How many of us were victimized in TOPIX? Does TOPIX care?

The same cybercriminals that are in Myspace or Facebook are here as well. They may use a different "tactic" - but, they most likely also use some sort of a "confidence" scheme.

They certainly AREN'T acting like the garden-variety TOPIX lunatic troll - AND most likely they are highly educated.

Don't open links in TOPIX to be on the safe side.

Jamaica, NY

#5 Mar 3, 2009
Also - I want to thank Newsday for posting this important news item.

MySpace and Facebook appear to be very concerned about the safety of their members which is evident not only from this report, but others that I have seen from them.

I have yet to see a warning posted in TOPIX cautioning us to not open links. Contributors link like crazy over in the TOPIX's Political arena for example.

I would like to see a response posted perhaps from one of TOPIX's HUNDREDS of moderators and editors on this important topic.

Does TOPIX believe though that notices such as these would only discourage participation?

Moderator .....?

United States

#6 Mar 3, 2009
You have to be smart on the net

Jamaica, NY

#7 Mar 3, 2009
truth wrote:
You have to be smart on the net
Yes - we all should make it our business to be more computer literate - and specifically in the area of computer safety.

More sophisticated cybercriminals who cruise the social/news networks choose their victims - target them because they believe them to be unaware of all the risks online - OR they may just think that THEY are superior intellectually. They also mistakenly see someone's kindness as a sign of weakness.

Bottomline - don't open links (and don't eat the yellow snow)....

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#8 Mar 6, 2009
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