Fake anti-virus attack on Twitter

by certifiedbug on January 20, 2011

in Scareware Rogues

Graham Cluley

Thousands of Twitter users are finding that their accounts have been tweeting out malicious links without their permission, pointing to a fake anti-virus attack.

If you make the mistake of clicking on one of the malicious goo.gl links you are ultimately taken to a website which attempts to scare you into believing that you have a virus problem on your computer. You are then frightened into installing malicious code on your PC, and asked to pay money to disinfect your systems.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/01/20/fake-anti-virus-attack-twitter-via-goo-gl-links/

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