Twitter Worm links to Russian site Spreading Rapidly
If, while perusing the ever-popular Twitter micro-blogging site, you chance upon a tweet stating "Best Video" with a link that leads to , you must not, under any circumstances, click that link.
It's a link that will force your account to fall victim to yet another bothersome Twitter worm.
The people who've clicked the link ended up having their passwords stolen and their accounts used to spam the tweet featuring the dangerous video link to all their followers.
The tweet also cautioned people to not access the L.
Russian site involved in Twitter Hacking
The "Best Video" isn't the first or last malware epidemic to afflict the micro-blogging network.
This week, Twitter was invaded by the "Twittercut" worm, which followed a similar modus operandi to the "Best Video worm.
Furthermore, just last month, the social network was seriously plagued by a worm prank that appeared to have originated from its rival site, StalkDaily.
Twitter assures that this is just a short-term measure, and all actual accounts that were forced to perpetuate the malware distribution cycle will be reinstated as soon as all traces of the worm and its spam link are removed.
Because the site has risen to mainstream popularity, it has become the perfect target for worm infestations and hacker hijacks.