Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Facebook virus"likes" Rusian Speakers

A new computer virus spreading
through social networks appears
to have an in-built preference for
Russian speakers.
Around 20 per cent of Russian
and 40 per cent of Ukrainian
users on Facebook have been
The virus sends users an
innocent looking link. Following
it triggers a harmful software
This enables hackers to steal
sensitive data from PCs and
illegally transfer funds from
electronic payment accounts.
This comes amid reports that the
US police have formed a task
force which will monitor social
networks like Twitter and
Facebook for people bragging
about their crimes online.
The officers will also mine social
media looking for info about
troublesome house parties, gang
showdowns and other potential
mayhem, reports Daily News.
The need for such a unit has
been demonstrated during the
recent riots in the UK, when
looters used Twitter and
BlackBerry messages to plan
attacks on shops and warn each
other about police movements.

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