Twitter DMs from your friends can lead to Facebook video malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you received a Twitter message from an online friend, suggesting you have been captured in a Facebook video?

A number of Naked Security readers have been in touch in recent days regarding a variety of direct messages that have been spammed out from compromised Twitter accounts.

The aim of the messages? To trick the unwary into clicking on a link.. and ultimately infect computers.

Here is one example…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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