Malicious Tweets Want To Hijack Your PC

If you tend to be click-happy, you better be careful on Twitter today. There's a malware epidemic going around and it seems to think it has your picture.

The malicious tweets come in two varieties, both in the form of @ mentions. There are ones that ask "It's you on photo?" paired with a dangerous link, and also ones that ask the vaguer, but less grammatically jarring question "It's about you?" also with a link. Don't click; it's not about you.

Both variations are particularly bad news because unlike normal Twitter spam which sends you off to some extremely sketchy Internet store or something, these links will load your computer up with the Blackhole exploit kit. Once the exploit is on your computer, it'll index all the vulnerabilities it can find in your browser plugins and the like, and then set you up with a customised set of malware just for you.

It's not the first Twitter malware wave, and it certainly won't be the last, so just remember you should never take candy from strangers, or click on the links in their vague, awkward tweets. [Geekosystem]



    I almost clicked on one. Until I went to the "person's" profile and found that they had sent the same tweet to people with similar usernames as mine.

    Reminds me of the days when MSN was the IM platform you'd often get people infected and it messaging you "hey is this your picture?????" with a link to a malicious .zip file or worse a .exe

    Isn't Anna kornacova (sp) a pretty famous virus ? the file name has Anna kova in it. little bit of a giveaway there

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