Researcher Finds Twitter Botnet Command Channel

2009-08-18T15:05:05
ID THREATPOST:DAFF5DFBF419088FFFAA8871CADDC8EE
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:48

Description

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 [arbornetworks.com]