Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Killer Bunny

According to the BBC, the social networking site Twitter has been targeted with a worm that is triggered when users attempt to download a Flash porno video (like those on YouTube) from a "Portuguese user" whose profile name translates as "pretty rabbit." This time the attackers targeted the prurient in nature; next time, it could be something that would appeal to children (a game or a cartoon character, say). And before you get all high and mighty, Facebook and MySpace users, beware: those sites have also been targeted in the past (although I somehow never read about them) and almost certainly will again.

"I warned you! But did you listen to me? Oh, no: 'It's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?'"

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