Dec 13, 2017

Twitter 'baby poop' video launches spam

A Twitter video promising a "Hysterical" response from a dog to a baby soiling its nappy appears to have been disabled by the social network. The malicious app gained access to users' Twitter feeds, spamming links from a viral video website. Similar malicious apps had been circulating on Twitter for a long time, said independent security expert Graham Cluley, who was therefore surprised users had been caught out. "Any 'viral' video that demands you connect it to your Twitter account shouldn't be touched with a bargepole," he said. "For years scammers have used 'viral' videos to trick users into granting them access to their Facebook or Twitter accounts, whether it be to post spammy messages under the user's name, spy on private communications, or harvest the contact details of your friends."

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