I haven't seen this yet but APPARENTLY there is a scam going around the LJ comms with a virus attached. If you see a post like the below, DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS! Apparently, it is not only infecting people, but deleting the comms as well once it takes control of someones LJ. It will delete all posts and give link to viruses and spyware.
If anyone has further info on this, or the validity of it please share.
Dear friends, I, as the maintainer of this community, have to inform you that due to recent tragic events, I've decided to stop using LJ as a platform for my community (and to remove everything that was posted here before). From now on, all new materials should be posted to the New community that I've recently created, as for old posts, you will find them here.
It's a Malware virus targeting numerous social networking sites-
From: AUCA Information Security
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 12:39 PM
To: AUS_UNIFORMSITE; WearGuard Crest Norwell Everyone; WearGuard Crest VA Everyone; GALLS - All E-mail Users
Subject: AUCA Information Security Alert - Malicious Code Targeting Social Networking Site Users
AUCA Information Security Alert Current Activity
Malicious Code Targeting Social Networking Site Users
Original release date: March 4, 2009 at 11:53 am Last revised: March 4, 2009 at 11:53 am
AUCA Information Security is aware of public reports of malicious code spreading via popular social networking sites including myspace.com, facebook.com,hi5.com, friendster.com, myyearbook.com, bebo.com, and livejournal.com. The reports indicate that the malware, named Koobface, is spreading through invitations from a user's contact that include a link to view a video. If the users click on the link in this invitation, they are prompted to update Adobe Flash Player. This update is not a legitimate Adobe Flash Player update, it is malicious code.
Additionally, some of the reports indicate that there are multiple bogus Facebook applications being used to obtain users' private information.
AUCA Information Security encourages users and administrators to do the following to help mitigate the risks:
* Do not follow unsolicited links.
* Use caution when downloading and installing applications.
* Do not surf social networking sites with AUCA owned laptops and desktops.
This entry is available athttp://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#malicious_code_targeting_social_networking