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Windows 7: DIY Twitter-Controlled Botnet Kit Spotted in the Wild

15 May 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
DIY Twitter-Controlled Botnet Kit Spotted in the Wild

Security researchers from antivirus vendor ESET have uncovered a simple tool automating the creation of botnets that can be controlled from Twitter. The botnet clients can be commanded to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks or install additional malware on the compromised computers.

The do-it-yourself botnet kit, which ESET detects as MSIL/Agent.NBW, has been discovered by the company's malware investigation laboratory in Latin America, suggesting that it might have originated in the area. "In the last few hours we have found an application that is currently in-the-wild. This application has been developed to automate the creation of botnets where communication between the botmaster and the zombie systems under his control is performed through Twitter," Jorge Mieres and SebastiŠn Bortnik, both security analysts at ESET, announced in a blog post [in Spanish].
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DIY Twitter-Controlled Botnet Kit Spotted in the Wild - Commands relayed from Twitter accounts - Softpedia

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15 May 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Phishing Scams Lure Twitter Users

The newest phishing scam on Twitter has snared thousands of users hoping to increase their number of followers. Instead, users are sent off to a phishing page where cybercriminals steal their Twitter logins using them to generate more spam.

Thousands of spam messages are floating around on Twitter with links to increase the usersí follower count:

CHECK out this site, im a member of it, gets you more followers
If you trying to get more followers check out
Get more followers for free!

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Threat Center Live Blog: Phishing Scams Lure Twitter Users
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