January 20, 2011

New Worm Takes Twitter Users For a Ride

New Worm Takes Twitter Users For a Ride

InternetNews.com, By Larry Barrett

Twitter fans have a new malware campaign to worry about this week after security researchers at Kaspersky Lab identified a new scareware come-on.

Twitter users have become accustomed to a variety of spam and malware scams permeating the microblogging service yet thousands of tweeters still continue to fall victim to some of the more obvious ruses.

As eSecurity Planet reports, a new worm circulating throughout the Twittersphere uses a URL shortening service to redirect victims through a number of sites before landing at a fake antivirus software page.

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