Worm in Fake Twitter Invite Creates Havoc – Warning

A warning has been spreading through the social networks reporting of a worm hidden in fake Twitter invite emails.  Symantec releases that the malicious email has a attachment which when downloaded unleashed a viscous worm that captures your email addresses and digs its way into your removable hard drives and shared folders.

Look out for email saying “Your friend invited you to twitter!”, and the fake Twitter email address is invitations @twitter.com.  Instead of a link the email carries an attachment with a zip file.  One downloaded onto your computer havoc will ensue.

The issue with this worm is that it isn’t spreading through the Twitter.com website or through Twitter accounts.  This worm uses the overall popularity of Twitter so that people not on Twitter will open it and download the attachment.

If you do get the email mark it as spam and don’t download anything.