........One recent attack, which aims to swipe users' banking information, is capitalizing on the release of the first official Twitter iPhone application. Click a link in an attacker's Twitter post -- one offending message says it's the "Official Twitter App" -- and get directed to a website hosting a Trojan application. Run it, and your Windows PC can end up compromised by a worm that's gunning for your online banking credentials.
According to Dmitry Bestuzhev, a security expert at Kaspersky Lab, the Trojan -- which it dubs "Worm.Win32.VBNA.b" -- can also replicate via USB devices, disable the task manager in Windows, and suppress Windows Security Center alerts.
This attack differs from another popular way to attack Twitter users -- namely, through Rogue AV malware. Briefly, Rogue AV uses a link in a Twitter post to direct a user to a website with a fake video. Click on it, and the website offers to let you download an application, which is actually malware. ................
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