Spammers Leverage Malicious Twitter App
The app is designed to post spam from victims' accounts.
Sophos researchers are warning of a Twitter app designed to post spam from victims' accounts.
"The rogue messages generated by this latest scam read: 'I have spent 11.6 hours on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK],'" writes Softpedia's Lucian Constantin. "The link takes users to a page asking them if they want to allow an application called 'Time on Tweeter' (notice the misspelling) to connect to their accounts."
"If installed, the application proceeds to posting the same spam message on behalf of the victim, then redirects them to a page that instructs them to complete a survey in order to see the time spent on the site," Constantin writes. "These surveys are part of affiliate marketing schemes. Some of them are provided by legit companies whose services are abused, while others are malicious and try to sign up people to premium rate services."
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