Strategy, Threat intelligence, Threats, Malware

Twitter attack spread Java exploit

May 21, 2010
Researchers at anti-virus firm F-Secure on Thursday discovered a new malware campaign on Twitter. A large number of fake accounts were tweeting messages containing a shortened link that when clicked, attempted to use a Java exploit to install a combination keylogger and banking trojan. The tweets contained the text "haha this is the funniest video ive ever seen" along with popular hashtags and celebrity names. After discovering the campaign, F-secure researchers reported the shortened link to bit.ly staff, who promptly shut it down. The malicious site is still running, but users are no longer being redirected to it via Twitter. — AM
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