New version of Twitter worm "Mikeyy" targets celebrities


The worm is a modified version of "Mikeyy" or "StalkDaily".

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A worm that referencing celebrating is rapidly spreading across the Twitter. The worm hacks into Twitter profiles and automatically sends unauthorized Twitter status update to contacts from the hacked accounts.
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Users who look at infected profiles are then automatically infected and unauthorized posts are automatically sent to their contacts.

The worm spreads through the Twitter Web programming error (cross-site scripting vulnerability). The worm only affects users of Internet Explorer browser.

How to prevent:
Patching browsers and blocking scripting.

Note: For those who have been infected, cleaning up their Twitter profiles and clearing out content they didn't add themselves.

Source:ComputerWorld


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