In early August several Anti-virus companies such as Kaspersky identified a new computer virus targeting the users of MySpace and Facebook. The virus searches for sensitive information such as credit card numbers or passwords. The virus spreads via messages with noticeable titles such as:
“Paris Hilton Tosses Dwarf On The Street; Examiners Caught Downloading Grades From The Internet; Hello; You must see it!!! LOL. My friend catched you on hidden cam; Is it really celebrity? Funny Moments”
Once a user opens the message, they will get a windows that advises them to upgrade their Flash player, by clicking on this file the virus is downloaded.
Here are some links to recent stories on this topic in the news:
For advice on removal, you can refer to this site at Symantec