[ISN] Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account compromised; used to deliver malware

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 02:45:37 -0500 (CDT)

By Jason D. O'Grady
The Apple Core 
June 24th, 2009 

ZDNet’s own Ryan Naraine reports in his Zero Day security blog that Mac 
evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s Twitter account was hijacked yesterday and was 
used in an attempt to distribute malware to his almost 140,000 

    The attack (screenshot above) included a link to what purported to 
    be a “sex tape video free download” linked to Gossip Girls star 
    Leighton Meester but, after a series of clicks, the end result was a 
    malicious Trojan.

Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson adds that the payload at the end of the 
mal-Tweet was especially dangerous to both PCs and Macs:

    In this case, following the link would be a Very Bad Idea because it 
    will lead you to a malicious website designed to infect both Macs 
    and PCs with a DNS changing Trojan which at the time of writing has 
    low-to non-existent detection rates by security vendors…


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