SCAREWARE - warning message claims the computer is running suspicious applications and the user is encouraged to run a scan
A fast-moving Twitter worm is in circulation, using Google’s goo.gl redirection service to push unsuspecting users to a notorious scareware (fake anti-virus) malware campaign.
At 8:45 a.m EST today, this Twitter search shows thousands of Twitter messages continuing to spread the worm.
Once a user’s browser session is redirected to the malicious site, a warning message claims the computer is running suspicious applications and the user is encouraged to run a scan. As usual, the result is that the machine is infected with malicious threats and the scam is to trick the user into downloading a fake disinfection tool.
Source: ZDNet News
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