Spam masquerading as Twitter e-mails lead to phishing, malware

E-mail inboxes are getting hit this week with spam campaigns that appear to be legitimate Twitter messages but which lead to malware and phishing sites, security firms warned on Wednesday.

If the link is clicked on a Trojan horse designed to target Windows will be downloaded and will install a backdoor on the machine that attackers can use to provide future instructions to the computer, as well as display pop up notices saying the computer is infected with malware and offering antivirus for sale, the firms said.

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