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Twitter Scareware Attack

By Dan Hadaway | Thursday, June 4, 2009 - Leave a Comment

A scareware scam is spreading through Twitter. A message reading “Best Video” contains a link that, if clicked, leads users to a site that attempts to download phony security software known as scareware onto their computers. Once a machine is infected, the malware tells users that certain programs cannot be run because they are infected and offers several different packages at varying prices for software that will “clean” their computers of the infection.

For the complete article posted on eweek.com: Twitter Hit with Fake Security Software Scam

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