Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Twitter Gets Hacked; Flash Virus Loose

Micro blogging site Twitter just got hacked! So look out for a fake profile that claims to link to a porn video but instead downloads a fake version of Adobe Flash that installs programs capable of stealing data.

The fake profile name means "pretty rabbit" in Portuguese. Security firm Kaspersky believes the attack originated in Brazil because of the language it uses, the servers it calls on to download trojans and the e-mail address used to collect stolen data.

This news comes hot on the heels of Kaspersky’s discovery of worms targeting social networking sites MySpace and Facebook, with additional worm variants turning up on yet more sites. The worms transform victims' machines into “zombie computers” used by criminals to send spam, launch phishing attacks and harvest data. They were disguised as a link to YouTube which also installed a fake version of Flash Player.

BBC.co.uk: Hi-Tech Criminals Target Twitter

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