There’s another virus spreading like wildfire in Facebook. The Barrack Obama-Hillary Clinton Scandal Facebook Virus. It is being sent through the application Barack Obama Exposed. Once you receive it, it will spread automatically without user intervention. “You” will automatically spam your friends’ wall. So don’t open it, just remove it from your wall immediately.
First saw it on my wall yesterday (April 10). My sister ‘sent’ this to our common friends, and I was like, wait… something’s wrong! I doubt my sister would ever send something like this. Besides it says “Name of FB Friend, you have to see this”. She ‘sent’ that to someone we call Manong and since there was no Manong (Kuya) in her message, I doubt it was really her who sent it. She said someone sent her that video but she didn’t open it, that’s why she’s wondering why it’s sending messages to her friends too.
There came a notification that 2 of my high school friends posted something on my wall. The Barack Obama Hillary Clinton Scandal again. There’s no way I’m gonna open that. I doubt if they sent it too. I can sense that once you receive the video, it will auto generate a message to random friends.
I googled for this Barack Obama Facebook Virus but there are only 2 posts mentioning it yesterday.
- Fake Sex Scandal Spam Campaign Involving Barack Obama Spreads Malware posted on September 9th, 2008. This is not about the Facebook virus spreading recently but about the same video scandal circulating over emails. It says:
Emails are circulating with fake news of a sex scandal affecting one of the candidates. Recipients of the email are encouraged to view a video supposedly involving the Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Users who click the link are shown a pornographic video and while the video plays for 14 seconds, malicious applications are installed on the victim’s machine.
The email encourages users to download and run an infected .exe file. MD5 of the Trojan Dropper is 26B861DF715549C537C28E4D60D8D0B7. The dropper installs 809.exe in the user’s Temporary Internet Files folder. Also a Browser Helper Object (BHO) named Siemens32.dll is registered. This is an information-stealing application that currently posts data to a compromised Finnish travel site.
The attack loads spyware onto compromised PCs. Once harvested, stolen information from infected PCs is posted to a compromised web server in Finland, controlled by unidentified hackers.
- Facebook Users beware of the Barack Obama Exposed Application posted on April 10, 2010 says:
Have you noticed your friends posting on your wall with something like this: “xxxx, you have to see this!” and it posts a video that says something about a video scandal of President Obama and Hilarry Clinton. Apparently, most of my friends were infected with this and are now spamming the walls of their friends. The application looks fishy and who knows what it will do to your profile so I suggest you don’t click on the link once it appears on your wall. Better if you can block the application itself.
From the Koobface Virus Fan Page its says
*WARNING* KOOBFACE VIRUS attack at your Facebook wall. Don’t open if someone wrote to your wall about “Barack Obama Hillary Clinton – Sex Scandal”. It will lead you to download the KOOBFACE VIRUS. (please pass)
Confused about Virus, Worm, Trojan? They are all malwares or malicious softwares. Wikipedia says:
The term “computer virus” is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase to include all types of malware, including true viruses.
Software is considered malware based on the perceived intent of the creator rather than any particular features. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, crimeware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted software.
How about you, did you receive this scandal video? Did you open it? I did not! So, what did you see? 😀