Scareware Scam Has Tweeters Atwitter

January 25, 2011 No Comments

Scammers are apparently using Google’s URL shortening service, goo.gl, to distribute bogus links. The links take users to a scareware sight that purports to find malicious software on the user’s computer, then offers to sell the user an AV product to solve the supposed problem. URL shorteners are commonly used in Twitter, but they can disguise a malicious link’s true nature.

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