This evening we were alerted to a rumor spreading on Facebook about a new virus called “Knob Face”. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to confirm whether or not this is actually a new virus, however we’ve reached out to Facebook and will post an update once we hear back. Some users appear to be switching the name “knob face” with “koob face”, a virus which was identified years ago. We’ll be sure to update once we hear back from Facebook.
Below is the message that’s being spread:
Virusspreading like wildfire onFaceBook!! It is a trojan worm called “knob face”. It will steal your info, invade your system and shut it down! Do NOT open the link “Barack Obama Clinton Scandal”! If “SmartGirl15” adds you, don’t accept it; it is a virus. If somebody on your list adds her, ……then……. you get the …………virus too!! Copy and paste to your wall
Right now however, if you search for “Barack Obama Clinton Scandal”, all you can find is status updates about the virus, but no links are currently showing up. Our guess is that this could have been a legitimate risk, however Facebook has since handled it. Are you a victim of the new virus or know someone who has been? Let us known. In the mean time, check back as we’ll update this post once we hear from Facebook.
Initial reports suggest this is a hoax. We’re also waiting on Facebook to confirm.