If you are a Twitter user please be very cautious of clicking on links that claim you are pictured in an online photo.
Thousands of malicious links are being spammed out, targeting innocent users of the micro-blogging network.
The links point to Russian webpages that ultimately attempt to infect your Windows PC using the notorious Blackhole exploit kit.
Here’s what the dangerous tweets look like:
As you can probably see in the following screengrab, there is a pattern to the dangerous tweets.
@[Username] It’s you on photo? [Domain]/#[Username].html
So, if the cybercriminals were trying to infect me via my Twitter account, it would be a message saying
@gcluley It’s you on photo? [Domain]/#gcluley.html
(In the above examples and screenshots I’m hiding the domain name, to avoid anyone visiting a dangerous URL)…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.