22 Feb '11, 7am

Cybercriminals Target Twitter with Rogue Anti-Virus Scam: Cybercriminals are using Twitter accounts to distribut...

Cybercriminals Target Twitter with Rogue Anti-Virus Scam Twitter users fall foul of malicious links disguised by shortened URL’s Cybercriminals are using Twitter accounts to distribute links that redirect users to fake anti-virus sites and download malicious programs on to their computers. According to Kaspersky Lab, a leading software developer and threat management solutions company, cyber criminals are using Google’s web address shortening service Goo.gl, and converting longer URLs into shorter versions which disguise their malicious destination. The shortened URL transfers the victim through a number of redirections before they eventually land on the fake anti-virus webpage. Here, users receive a warning inviting them to remove all threats from their computer. If the user chooses to do so, a Rogue AV application called ‘Security Shield’ starts downloading, causing the ...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-news/view/148024

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