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HistoryAug 13, 2009 - 8:33 p.m.

Researcher Finds Twitter Botnet Command Channel

Ryan Naraine

Arbor Networks security researcher Jose Nazario has stumbled upon a crimeware botnet using Twitter as its command-and-control operation.

The botnet, which is linked to identity thieves in Brazil, uses Twitter status messages to communicate with bots — sending new links for the infected computers to contact and new commands and executables to download and run. Read the full story []