June 6th, 2010, 21:19 PM
Experts warn of malicious Twitter spam
Security researchers are warning of yet another Twitter-themed malicious spam attack that attempts to install rogue anti virus software on the victim's PC.
Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker Network said the spam emails are designed to imitate a Twitter Password Reset Notification message.
The spam contains a link to a compromised web site that, when clicked or pasted into the browser, prompts the user to download a malicious executable named password.exe, said the firm.
This executable turns out to be a rogue AV called Protection Center Safebrowser. It has been architected to appear like genuine anti virus software by alerting the user that it has discovered malicious files on the deskptop.
Full story: V3.co.uk