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Nov
9
Koobface Abuses Google Reader Pages
4:56 am (UTC-7)   |   by Jonell Baltazar (Advanced Threats Researcher)

We are seeing another development from the Koobface botnet, this time abusing the Google-owned service Google Reader to spam malicious URLs in social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

The Koobface gang used controlled Google Reader accounts to host URLs containing an image that resembles a flash movie. These URL are spammed through the said social networks. When the user clicks the image or the title of the shared content, it leads to the all too familiar fake YouTube page that hosts the Koobface downloader component.

 

 
Google Reader is a free service offered by Google that allows users to monitor websites for new content. It also allows the users to share content from the websites. Any user online can view”

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