Saturday, November 28, 2009

URGENT: Twitter Virus Hack Underway, Ignore Direct Messages!

The scuttlebutt on Twitter is that a wide range of user accounts have been hacked and are spewing out enticing direct messages. Here's one I received, which -- full frontal admission -- I clicked on.

"you are funny. ur high school pic.. http://albums.twite...


If you clicked on one of these direct message links, change your Twitter password immediately.

If you have not clicked on one yet, ignore them all.

Make sure your anti-virus, host intrusion prevention and/or other endpoint protection mechanisms are in place. If you surf using Internet Explorer, it's highly likely you are at risk. In that case, Download Firefox immediately and use it -- in all cases -- as a replacement for IE.

More updates as events warrant.

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