Suspected Worm on Twitter Using the Link Goo.gl

And the season viruses and threats within the Twitter is back. A very suspicious link created from the URL shortener Google is continually being posted on various accounts, which may indicate malicious activity. The link takes the user to a mysterious French site.

According to The Next Web, a link to the pagehttp://goo.gl/R7f68 would lead to a French site. The curious thing is that this action over and Twitter accounts are tweeting this link, sometimes with no explanation. It would be a worm spreading gradually by the microblogging service? It is not known, but at least the link to http://goo.gl/R7f68 was apparently disabled by Google, currently leading to a 404 error page.

Twitter said it is already aware of this strange movement, which sent emails to users who tweeted this link to retrieve your bills, and will monitor the messages.

The same The Next Web also reports having noticed several tweets talking about Fllwrs service, which apparently lets you know who started to follow and who gave unfollow you.

The recommendation in these cases is traditional: keep your computer updated with antivirus enabled (if you use Windows, of course) and avoid clicking on links posted by people you know.

 

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New Twitter Worm Exploits Google’s URL Shortener to Spread …

New Twitter Worm Exploits Google's URL Shortener to Spread ...

Source: mashable.com

Malicious Goo.gl Links Spreading on Twitter [WARNING]

Malicious Goo.gl Links Spreading on Twitter [WARNING]

Source: mashable.com

New Twitter Worm Exploits Google’s URL Shortener to Spread …

New Twitter Worm Exploits Google's URL Shortener to Spread ...

Source: mashable.com

WARNING: Goo.gl Worm Attack Twitter Again

WARNING: Goo.gl Worm Attack Twitter Again

Source: www.frip.in

Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service

Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service

Source: www.bleepingcomputer.com

Dynamoo’s Blog: New York City Police "Homicide Suspect …

Dynamoo's Blog: New York City Police "Homicide Suspect ...

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Twitter worm strikes goo.gl and redirects to a fake …

Twitter worm strikes goo.gl and redirects to a fake ...

Source: www.malware.unam.mx

FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff)

FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff)

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Eric Anderson (@EricS_Anderson)

Eric Anderson (@EricS_Anderson)

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AustralianGeographic (@ausgeo)

AustralianGeographic (@ausgeo)

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FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff)

FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff)

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Nhlanhla Zondi (@mlaka)

Nhlanhla Zondi (@mlaka)

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Worm & Proton (@wormNproton)

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Daniel Keohane (@KeohaneDan)

Daniel Keohane (@KeohaneDan)

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Lone Suspect (@LoneSuspect)

Lone Suspect (@LoneSuspect)

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Photographer Emes (@studioemes)

Photographer Emes (@studioemes)

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prixphilo (@Prixphilo)

prixphilo (@Prixphilo)

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NCBS (@NCBS_Bangalore)

NCBS (@NCBS_Bangalore)

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Gresham Police Dept. (@GreshamPD)

Gresham Police Dept. (@GreshamPD)

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Lone Suspect (@LoneSuspect)

Lone Suspect (@LoneSuspect)

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