Facebook locks down 45,000 accounts to stop ‘worm’ spreading

Posted: January 6, 2012 in NEWS
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By Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent
1:43PM GMT 06 Jan 2012
Facebook has acted to stop the spread of a new variety of malicious software that has stolen login details from 45,000 mostly British and French users.

The Ramnit worm has been spreading since April 2010, but was only recently adapted to target Facebook details, according to computer security experts. It was previously used by cyber criminals to steal login credentials for other services, including online banking.



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