Malicious tweets link to fake TweetDeck update

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 1, 2010

Twitter resets passwords for accounts that appear to have been hacked.

Twitter users who recently clicked on links in tweets urging them to upgrade their version of TweetDeck - the popular desktop software used to read and post on Twitter - may have found themselves infected with a trojan.

Many of the tweets, which are believed to have been posted from compromised accounts, referred to the fact that Monday was a public holiday in the UK, leading to speculation that those behind the attack may be based in the UK.

Twitter reacted promptly to the malicious tweets, by resetting the passwords of the accounts they believed had been hacked. TweetDeck, in the meantime, urged its users to always check the product's official website for updates.

More at The Register here, with comments from Sophos's Graham Cluley here.

Posted on 01 September 2010 by Virus Bulletin



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