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Facebook friends that you don’t need

Commtouch labs has picked up a wave of phony Facebook friend request emails. Strangely, these all feature random Middle-Eastern/Asian names (not linked to actual Facebook accounts). Note that these requests arrive via email – not Facebook.

Following any of the links leads to a malware download reported to be a variant of zbot. Zbot contacts different download servers in order to deploy additional malware on infected systems.