Koobface Malware Threat

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Week #9

Title: This post will be commenting on the article found on http://www.nytimes.com called “Attacker That Sharpened Facebook’s Defences” by Riva Richmond

Comments: I found this article very interesting, as you never really hear about the problems that a social network has, mainly because their trying to keep these problems out of the ears of their users. I can’t say I blame them, either. This malware called Koobface sounds particularly nasty, especially because it has lasted for so long without any arrests being made. The malware itself isn’t quite as interesting to me though as the issue regarding the safety of these criminals because of the nations where they originate from. This global issue regarding how to charge an internet criminal with a crime is a very tough issue, and one that should only get more heated and heavily debated as the internet encompasses more and more of our daily lives. There should be some very interesting legislation during my lifetime regarding this issue, and it is one that should be followed closely. Facebook will eventually give in to the next big social network, and a new malware will no doubt show up then too. What won’t go away are the international border issues when it comes to internet crimes. Something has to be done, and I can’t wait to find out what they come up with for an answer.




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