The cyber security spotlight is currently on the Koobface worm. Koobface is a malicious software that infects the computers of Facebook users by exploiting the website’s vulnerable social network interactions. The joint Citizen Lab and Sec Dev research group, Information Warfare Monitor, has just published a report on the malware network entitled “Koobface: Inside a Crimeware Network”. Citing the Information Warfare Monitor researchers Rafal Rohozinski, Ron Deibert and Nart Villeneuve, The New York Times discusses the lack of law enforcement protocol required to press charges on malware creators. The article also features what steps Facebook is taking to mitigate the malicious effects of Koobface.
From The New York Times