Koobface - Continues to attack social networks one year after discovery
Koobface is a sophisticated malware and botnet designed to attack social networking environments. Koobface is a backwards spelling of Facebook. As Trend Labs documents it is difficult for botnets to survive for over one year. Users should be careful in these environments and avoid potentially dangerous URLs or files presented to them.
Trend Labs - The Real Face of KOOBFACE
KOOBFACE - Behavioral Analysis diagram
QUOTE: One year after its first discovery, Koobface is still generating a lot of noise, no thanks to its high activity level over the past several weeks. But one year is a long time for a malware to stay alive. Storm didn’t make it out of its first year. Waledac has been around for a while, but it sleeps and wakes up only when it wants to. But Koobface? It has continued to maintain its success and just seems to keep on improving.
Although not as large and widespread compared to Storm or Waledac during their heydays, Koobface is a revolutionary malware in the sense that it is the first Web 2.0 threat to enjoy continuous success, which is significant in a time when social network sites reign supreme.
TREND LABS - In Depth analysis (18 page PDF)