Facebook battles Koobface worm

December 5, 2008 5:39:30 PM PST
Users of the social networking site Facebook are being warned about a new virus that can steal sensitive information, including credit card numbers.

The virus, called Koobface, disguises itself as a message from a friend, with a link to a video site.

If users try to click on the movie, a message tells them to download the latest version of flash player, but the download is actually a virus.

Facebook is asking users to delete contaminated e-mails, and has posted directions on how to clean infected computers.