Abbreviated URLs possible shortcut to Twitter malware

“Leighton Meester sex tape video free download” the tweet teasingly offered.

Unfortunate Twitter users who were tempted enough to take the bait were in for a treat other than revealing clips of Gossip Girl vixen. The link led users to a fake porn site where online criminals try to install a nasty Trojan horse program on the victim’s machine. It’s just one of the new rounds of Twitter attacks that victimized tens of thousands of Twitterers last week.

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