Twitter Users Hit by Another Worm
Twitter users Sunday were infected by a worm that posted sexual messages on victims' profiles.Twitter users were hit with yet another worm during the weekend. This time, the tweets came bearing the message "WTF" with a link in tow. Clicking on the link automatically generated a post from the victim with a pornographic message.
"Clicking on the WTF link would take you to a webpage which contained some trivial code which used a CSRF (cross-site request forgery) technique to automatically post from the visitor's Twitter account," explained Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "All the user sees if they visit the link is a blank page, but behind the scenes it has sent messages to Twitter to post from your account."