Previously known to
compromise Facebook and Myspace accounts, the new variant is spreading via malicious links posted on compromised Twitter accounts.
In order to infect the
user, the worm posts links to fake Youtube videos asking users to upgrade their
version of Flash player. Instead, it installs an infected binary that seizes
control over the user’s Twitter account and starts posting malicious links on
already started blocking accounts posting messages such as “My home video”
followed by hyperlinks. BitDefender has already released an emergency update to
protect against the newly-discovered vulnerability.
details about the worm will be posted soon!