Facebook has quickly become one of the most popular Social Networking websites around and that is something that virus writers, hackers and other bad guys have certainly noticed.
Now, there are reports of a virus called Koobface in circulation on Facebook. Here is how it works:
The hackers are taking advantage of the climate of trust the exists on Facebook. Friends feel that any message they receive from one of their friends on Facebook should be trusted because of the privacy features in place. We tend to let our guard down and not think that our friend’s account could have been hacked or that a message we receive could contain a malicous virus like Koobface.