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Koobface Virus Creators Scam $2M; Origins Traced to UK

Online security companies are celebrating this week after learning that the dreaded Koobface virus suffered a critical blow that could compromise its continued existence. Security officials discovered that most of the web servers hosting the virus' ... "command and control" structure were effectively dismantled, thus limiting its exposure to the outside world. Koobface originally made headlines early last March (2009), when it wreaked havoc on thousands of vulnerable Facebook pages. The virus was responsible for installing malware on the computers of victims who mistakenly (and ... (view more)

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