WARNING: HCG Diet Spam Worm Spreading on Twitter
By on March 15th, 2011

A new worm has spread on and is spreading like wildfire. Users are spreading messages saying "Have you heard of HCG diet? AMAZING AND IT WORKS, I lost 2lbs in the last 3 days [link redacted]" to their friends.

Twitter HCG Diet Spam Worm

This is a spam message so please do not click on the message. A quick Twitter search shows that an number of people have been affected by this and the number of updates that are coming through are astonishing.

First of all don’t click on this link or you might just spread the work yourself. Second, tell your friends who have posted this update to delete the message and reset their passwords if possible.

Update: The website in question is a landing page for some sort of dietary medicine. However, the page has scam written all over it so don’t click on anything. I am trying to investigate on how this worm is spreading and will update this post shortly with more information.

Update 2: If resetting your password does not help, it might be because of an app that has been added to your account. Learn more about revoking permissions for Twitter apps.

More to come…

(h/t @gaberivera)

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