When Lamers get Social: Fake Twitter Mails

9th June 2010 in Thoughts Tags: lamers, security, spam, twitter

The web-world evolves and grow esponentially every day, web-designers and web-developers have to stay up to date in order to be competitive in their field. But designers and developers are not the only professionals who work in the web industry and no I am not talking about SEOs, Social Media Experts or whatever new definition has just came out.

In this post I want to talk about lamers. Did you think about it? Lamers also got to stay up to date with the continous growing of the web! Infact they just joined twitter and if you also received a mail like this one below it means they are now following you:

Hi, peggio146@altervista.org

Attention! We detected that someone was trying to steal your Twitter account password.
We strongly recomended you to download our secure module to protect account!

Please click on the link below:
http://twitter.com/Twitter_security_model_setup.zip

Here my email address is even wrong, reason for which I recognized the trick really easily.

According to the post "Reset your Twitter Password malicious spam" the link leads to a malicious executable that installs a fake antivirus that installs some malicious files and a trojan on the victim's computer.

I don't really understand the reason of this attack so I guess they just wanted to catch up with the web industry by joining twitter!

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