Malware, Threat Management

Twitter attack spread Java exploit

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 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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