Twitter “MouseOver” Hack is Spreading a Malicious Code

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The code is often lurking in the user name — and sometimes the tweet itself is entirely blank. It can hijack clicks on the compromised page, taking users to a malicious non-Twitter site. PC Magazine reports that one affected user was the wife of a former British Prime Minister, whose Twitter feed now redirects users to a Japanese porn site. And CNN discovered another victim: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Tuesday he tweeted, “My Twitter went haywire – absolutely no clue why it sent that message or even what it is…paging the tech guys…”

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Twitter “MouseOver” Hack is Spreading a Malicious Code

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