by July 2, 2010 0 comments



Kaspersky Lab alerts users to the emergence of a hacker tool called
TwitterNET Builder which can be used to form botnets that are controlled via
Twitter. There are currently two known TwitterNET Builder variants. The first
variant uses malicious commands with static names. The second variant, detected
by Kaspersky Lab, allows users to change the names of the command making it
harder to identify which Twitter accounts are being used to control the botnets.
It takes just a couple of mouse clicks to create malicious code capable of
turning infected computers into zombies, which when joined together form a
botnet. The botnets are then controlled via an account set up with the popular
microblogging service Twitter. Such botnets are subsequently used for the usual
practices of distributing spam, carrying out DDoS attacks, etc. Twitter NET
Builder is freely available and is likely to appeal to hackers of every type,
especially novices.

SMS Buy 130784 to 56677

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