Internet security solutions firm Sophos has warned the Twitter users of a malicious link that is spreading malware. These links misguide the users to their ‘online photos’. These links are spread across the social network.

The links point to Russian web pages that ultimately attempt to infect Windows PCs using the Blackhole exploit kit.

The dangerous would ask you, ‘It’s you on photo?’ or ‘It’s about you?’ This is followed by a link. If you click on this link, you are inviting trouble. The cybercriminals behind the campaign could change the wording used in the dangerous tweets at any time.

“If you see tweets like this, please do not click on them,’’ Mr Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos, advises the Twitter users.

“There isn’t a photo of you waiting at the end of the link — and the accounts that are spreading the messages have either been compromised by hackers or have been created by hackers with the purpose of spreading the dangerous links, he said.

(This article was published on July 28, 2012)
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