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admin2 On August - 24 - 2012

online data backupSecurity researchers have there is discovered a new scam campaign that is spreading quickly across Twitter by claiming to be a photo of the victim. Please be warned: there is no photo. There are, however, scammers very interested in putting the Blackhole exploit kit onto your computer.

The malware uses at least two different messages to spread. Twitter searches for “It’s you on photo?” and “It’s about you?” show that the scam is still circulating widely.

“There’s a real danger that if Twitter users have not properly protected their PCs, and unless they are warned of the risk, that many people will click on the links without suspecting that they are putting their computer and personal data at risk,” said a Sophos spokesperson.

Here’s a good tip to remember: don’t click on random Twitter links that are directed at you. If you aren’t sure why someone is sending you a link, ask them first before you click on the link.

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