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Spammers Target Facebook and Twitter

posted Jun 22, 2010, 7:05 AM by Ken Akers
Thanks to the TrendMicro Blog for this informative article about social networking sites and their dangers:

Due to their ever-growing popularity, social networks have been a continuous target of cybercriminals to proliferate their malicious schemes. TrendLabsSM received samples of another Facebook spam, this time also taking advantage of the popular micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The mail, which poses as a Facebook notification message, uses adult-themed strings to lure users into opening the attachment. The .ZIP file attachment,, contains the file twitter.html, which has an embedded malicious script that Trend Micro detects as JS_REDIR.AE.

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