Profile Spy rogue application spreads virally on Twitter

Graham Cluley

Twitter users are once again finding themselves on the receiving end of a rogue application attack spreading virally across the network.

Thousands of Twitter users have fallen into the trap of allowing a third party application called “Profile Spy” to access their accounts, after believing that they would be able to find out who has been viewing their tweets.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.
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