Feeds

Fake Twitter profile punts Orkut attack

Tainted tweets target twits

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Miscreants are using a fake Twitter profile in a bid to spread malware that harvests login credentials for Orkut.

Updates to the fake Twitter profile are supposedly being followed by 17 punters, but they're all fake, according to Chris Boyd, director of malware research at IM security firm Facetime.

Twittery Trojan

The profile is designed to trick would-be marks into viewing a photo album on Orkut, which supposedly requires a Flash update to view. This bogus Flash update is contaminated by malware, specifically the OrkutTron Trojan.

OrkutTron performs a variety of malicious actions including an attempt to snaffle login credentials for Orkut, the Google-run social networking site that's particularly big in Brazil. Fitting in with this theme, the fake Twitter profile is written in Portuguese.

Attacks targeting Orkut are relatively commonplace, but as Boyd notes, the use of Twitter represents an innovation in such hacking attacks. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?