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“OMG! Vuvuzela banned!” Tweets Infect Followers


Malware authors must have a soft spot in their hearts for the long-maligned South African vuvuzela, because once again, theĀ  most annoying noisemaker in World Cup history is driving people to Web sites which push infections down to their computers. This time, people are retweeting the malicious links attached to a message that reads “OMG! Vuvuzela banned!” along with the hashtags #worldcup and #vuvuzelabanned. At last check in Google, references to the malicious links number over 16,000. The tweets use a variety of different link shortening services (including,,, and to mask the fact that their destination […]

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