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New Koobface Variant Infects Linux Systems

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Security researchers warn that a new drive-by download attack is capable of infecting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems with a new variant of the notorious Koobface worm.

The attack was spotted on social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, the usual hunting grounds of the Koobface gang.

It begins with users receiving a messages from their friends, who direct them to an online video. Lures like "Is it you in this video?" have been observed.

The included link leads to a fake YouTube page, which displays a video thumbnail. Clicking it launches a Java applet, that users are asked to accept.

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