The Facebook Virus is back

Koobface, aka The Facebook virus is back with new reports on widespread infections.

The Facebook virus was first reported in August, and emails Facebook users from friend accounts telling them that they look great in a movie and they should view the movie, or in one incarnation suggest that there’s embarrassing video footage online about the user. When users click through, they hit a YouTube style video site and are prompted to download a file to play the videos. Not surprisingly, at this point the words “it’s a trap” are appropriate because the download is a trojan.

Advice from computer experts: don’t go downloading video software from strange sites based on an email in Facebook. My advice: don’t use your Facebook email account, just to be safe ;-)