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Koobface, Waledec worms slam Facebook; MySpace says it’s immune

Facebook appears to be taking the brunt of the onslaught of viral messages infesting the Internet. These viral messages are metastizing far and wide, carried  by huge and growing botnet-driven worms,  like Koobface and Waledec, that spread through email and, increasingly,  via social network communication services. The bad messages try to steer you to tainted web pages or trick you into downloading something innocuous, like an Adobe Flash update, that really is a malicious Trojan.

Meanwhile,  MySpace is thumping its chest claiming to be virtually immune to Koobface, Waledec and other such botnet worms infesting the Internet.

The bottom line of these attacks: your PC gets pulled into …more