Facebook hijacked by hackers

Facebook users have come under attack by a group of hackers using the Koobface worm; with many Facebook users reporting an increase in spam and some having their accounts deactivated.

Facebook users have come under attack by a group of hackers using the Koobface worm, with many Facebook users reporting an increase in spam and some having their accounts deactivated.

Facebook acknowledges that their service has been under attack but suggested the problems are largely under control. “Over the past few days, we have received reports from users of spam and phishing attacks,” the company said in a statement. “We have also detected and contained a worm. We are investigating every report, removing false content, blocking bogus links and addressing the concerns of our users. These efforts have limited the affected users to a small percentage of those on Facebook.”

Facebook recommends that users check out the new security page to stay abreast of any new threats.

Source: BITS



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