Cyber Crime

5:21 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Facebook Makes Donation To UAB's Cyber Program

Facebook makes donations to UAB's Cyber Program for help fighting a social media virus. Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

Facebook is donating $250,000 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for helping stop international cyber criminals.

The school's cyber program played a key role in tracking down those behind the social-media virus Koobface.

It took three years to end the threat, according to Facebook, which credited then-student Brian Tanner and Gary Warner, UAB's head of research in computer forensics.

Read more