Computer users are not normally technically adept: to them their computer is just a thing they use to get work done or for entertainment, and they treat it like a radio, television, or coffee maker. This naivety makes businesses an easy target for sociopaths looking for fun and profit. These criminals exist because of other people’s laziness. Please don’t be the next business that rewards and encourages these sociopaths by providing them with more easy profit.
The twitter.com web company has begun suspending accounts belonging to people whose computers are infected with ‘Koobface’ virus. The virus posts messages using the infected person’s accounts on social networking web sites, such as FaceBook.com, MySpace.com, and Twitter.com. The viral messages contain links, which when clicked spread the virus to the clicking party’s computer.