Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Spread of the Virus Facebook Password Thieves

The spread of the virus in an attempt to steal important information on social networks is that hackers have long done. It is estimated that they could fool the approximately 40 million users Facebook. "Hackers have long made a target Facebook users, by deceiving them through a fake email from the Facebook. The attack is quite easy for them, because only require regular Internet networks to spread malicious software," said Director of Malware Research and Communication McAfee Dave Marcus .

Dave predicted, hackers spread the virus creator has spread to almost all the world Facebook users. Even the number reached tens of millions of targeted accounts, which spread in Europe, the United States (U.S.) and Asia. It is estimated that McAfee, the virus has spread since the beginning of this week. According to Dave, millions of computers already infected ascertained.

Even 400 million users of Facebook, if taken just 10 percent of the hackers have managed to infect approximately 40 million Facebook users, including the U.S. and Asia, where most Facebook users come from these countries. Therefore, Dave recommend that Facebook users who happened to find this email, do not be tempted to click on attachments that are included in the fake email. "If the attachment is opened the virus contained in it will directly download some software that endanger your computer automatically, including programs that can steal passwords of any kind," Dave said.

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