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Monday, June 22, 2009

Malware Authors Set Traps Via Twitter

According to CNN, "Cyber criminals have been targeting Twitter users by creating thousands of messages (tweets) embedded with words involving trending topics and malicious URLs," Sean-Paul Correll, a threat researcher for Panda Labs. These are not new attacks but a new way of luring the unsuspecting in.

"The fundamental fact is cyber criminals are highly organized with sophisticated corporate structures and business chains," said Michael Fraser, director of the Communications Law Centre at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.

"They have R&D departments, strong distribution networks and Web sites for the discerning cyber criminal," Fraser said.

This stuff isn't going away anytime soon folks, so keep your patch levels up and your anti-virus current...