Saturday, January 22, 2011

Twitter worm leads users to fake and malicious site

A nasty worm on Twitter preys on users who click on a shortened link that takes them to a fake anti-virus site for "Security Shield" software. Once there, the aim is to get users to download what is billed as anti-virus protection, but is really malicious code.
If this seems like deja vu, it is: the same worm appeared early last month on Twitter, the short-messaging blog where posts are limited to 140 characters, and website URLs are often shortened to help reduce character count. The worm is using Google's URL shortener, "" to entrap users.

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