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Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account compromised; used to deliver malware




Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account compromised; used to deliver malware
Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account compromised; used to deliver malware



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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=4243 

By Jason D. O'Grady
The Apple Core 
ZDNet.com
June 24th, 2009 

ZDNet=E2=80=99s own Ryan Naraine reports in his Zero Day security blog that Mac 
evangelist Guy Kawasaki=E2=80=99s Twitter account was hijacked yesterday and was 
used in an attempt to distribute malware to his almost 140,000 
followers.

    The attack (screenshot above) included a link to what purported to 
    be a =E2=80=9Csex tape video free download=E2=80=9D linked to Gossip Girls star 
    Leighton Meester but, after a series of clicks, the end result was a 
    malicious Trojan.

Trend Micro=E2=80=99s Rik Ferguson adds that the payload at the end of the 
mal-Tweet was especially dangerous to both PCs and Macs:

    In this case, following the link would be a Very Bad Idea because it 
    will lead you to a malicious website designed to infect both Macs 
    and PCs with a DNS changing Trojan which at the time of writing has 
    low-to non-existent detection rates by security vendors=E2=80=A6

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