Twitter targeted by malware attacksSeptember 5, 2008 – 5:39 AM
Twitter’s time has finally come.
The microblogging service, once the playground of the Web 2.0 digerati, is now mainstream enough to be targeted by online criminals.
Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a fake Twitter profile created solely for the purpose of infecting people’s computers.
The profile, with an alias that means “pretty rabbit” in Portuguese, has posted a link that purports to be a pornographic video, but is instead Trojan software masquerading as MP3 files that steals data from the machine, according to the Kaspersky’s Viruslist.com blog.