New Malware Hijacks Twitter Accounts for Financial Fraud


Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to avoid detection, escape cyber sleuths, and carry out their cyber crimes. So it shouldn’t be surprising that malicious hackers are now taking advantage of social media. A newly discovered malware, designed to gain access to users’ banking credentials, uses Twitter to spread itself and reach more victims

According to a blog post published by online security firm Trusteer on Monday, the malware basically uses Twitter like traditional malware uses emails — to carry out spear-phishing campaigns and spread itself to other ususpecting victims. Call it “twishing.” Read more…

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