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Author Topic: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware  (Read 3890 times)

Ehtyar

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News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« on: September 14, 2008, 03:48:59 AM »
A fraudulent Twitter page attempts to infect users with malware.

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In yet another new way to infect people, criminal hackers are using a Twitter page, according to one security researcher.

In a blog, Chris Boyd, director of malware research for Facetime, explained how a Twitter page is being used to lure victims. To lend credibility to his discovery, the Twitter page lists 17 followers, however each appeared to be fraudulent. Boyd said Twitter had been notified.

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Re: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 03:51:43 AM »
Does it really take a "criminal hacker" to put a link to malware on a twitter page?


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Re: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 07:55:24 AM »
It's nothing new, myspace etc. have also been serving malware for a while. And it's a pretty obvious attack vector: highly popular websites with loads of unique daily visitors. Not to mention if you can build something that seems like a web of trust... which of course isn't that important, since your average myspace user has the IQ of a brick wall.
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Re: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 06:05:18 PM »
since your average myspace user has the IQ of a brick wall.

We're a bunch of elitist snobs in here, aren't we? :P ;D

EDIT: Added quote.

« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 06:18:22 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 06:15:54 PM »
We're a bunch of elitist snobs in here, aren't we? :P ;D
I'm afraid in this case I do fall into that category assuming you were referring to f0dders comments :P

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Re: News Article: Twitter Profile Serves Orkut Malware
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 06:17:47 PM »
We're a bunch of elitist snobs in here, aren't we? :P ;D
I'm afraid in this case I do fall into that category assuming you were referring to f0dders comments :P

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I was indeed. I've updated my post for clarity to include f0dder's quote. And by the way, that was my way of agreeing with f0dder. :)