Scareware Scammers Hijack Twitter Trending Topics

2009-09-23T14:07:38
ID THREATPOST:A376FDD95CFDC16D4C197C290C7ADAA6
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:45

Description

Security researchers are reporting on an ongoing scareware serving campaign abusing the popular micro-blogging service Twitter.

Hundreds of tweets using four different URL shortening services are currently spammed through the automatically registered Twitter accounts, relying on a pseudo-random text generation using Twitter’s trending topics. Read the full story [zdnet.com]