• Total Members: 12781
  • Latest: vlaneo
  • Total Posts: 28055
  • Total Topics: 8056
  • Online Today: 942
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 09:27:49)

Author Topic: Twitter "invite" to mass-mailing worm (Invitation, W32.Ackantta.B@mm)  (Read 2988 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7152
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • - Samker's Computer Forum

Symantec is warning about a mass-mailing worm that comes in an attachment pretending to be a Twitter invite.

"The observed messages appear as if they have been sent from a Twitter account; however, unlike a legitimate Twitter message, there is no invitation URL present in the body," a Symantec blog post says. "Instead, the user will see an attachment that appears as a .zip file that purportedly contains an invitation card."

The name of the attachment is "Invitation" and Symantec identified it as W32.Ackantta.B@mm, a worm targeting Windows computers that was discovered in an e-card virus attack in February, according to Symantec. The worm gathers e-mail addresses from compromised PCs and spreads by copying itself to removable drives and shared folders.


Samker's Computer Forum -


  • SCF Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • KARMA: 2
Thanks for giving nice info...twitter going to very popular...


With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters)

Enter your email address to receive daily email with ' - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising