Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/25/pink_floyd_worm/
Pink Floyd worm spreads on 'Chinese Facebook'
Wish You Weren't Here
Malware authors have developed a cross-site scripting worm that's spreading across a Chinese social networking website.
Preliminary analysis suggests Pinkren-A simply spreads across the Facebook-like site without doing anything more malicious.
The techniques applied by the worm are similar to those of the Mikeyy worms that spread rapidly across microblogging site Twitter earlier this year and an Orkut worm in 2008. Orkut isn't popular in the US or Europe, but the Google-owned social networking site is big in Brazil and up and coming in India. ®