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Facebook users have been under a sustained attack that attempts to install malware on their Mac- or Windows-based machines by luring them to salacious videos. According to a blog post published early Wednesday by an F-Secure researcher, the attack spreads virally using the Facebook “Like” feature, in which users register their …

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  1. trarch

    Location

    "Users with IP addresses based in the US and UK, however, were taken to sites offering the Mac scareware and Windows malware."

    That's very interesting. Does that suggest the attacks are at least somewhat political in nature? Or is there something else about the US and UK?

    1. Wisteela

      Location

      A very good question.

    2. Crazy Operations Guy
      Joke

      Obviously

      The Malware is only attacking countries on America's friends list.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    Blocking the links

    Wow so Facebook is actually taking this seriously, whereas Google clearly didn't when Google Images was (maybe still is) spreading the first wave of trojans [1]

    Not a big fan of Facebook but seems they're at least admitting it and doing something right.

    [1 ] http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/05/02/bogus-macdefender-malware-campaign-targets-mac-users-using-google-images/

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Facebook has blocked links

      According to F-Secure, Facebook has managed to block the malware posts

      http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002173.html

      Your turn Google?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Click here...

    ... to titties...

    HERE - CLICK ME - TITTIES >>> OO

    Did it work? Did you try to click it?

  4. mfraz

    Marathon Facebook scam

    Thought they were called Snickers now?

  5. William Towle
    Big Brother

    Remediating?

    "re·me·di·a·tion (r-md-shn), n.

    The act or process of correcting a fault or deficiency"

    ...in the users.

    How very BOFH. Speaking of which...

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