Here goes the latest one . British comic actor Simon Pegg, star of movies such as "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and most recently the alien comedy "Paul", has claimed that his Twitter account has been hacked in order to spread malware to his 1.2 million followers.
More & SourceSimon Pegg normally tweets to his fans with TweetDeck or Twitterific, but the offending message was sent via the Twitter for BlackBerry application instead:
Download the new “Paul” Sceen Saver [LINK] after download right click and press test to install.
Fans of Simon Pegg rushed to download the screensaver, only for many of them to report that their anti-virus software had found a Trojan horse in the ScreenSaver.exe file being linked to.
Pegg posted a few messages indicating that he believed his account had been hacked, claiming that he did not post any messages about a screensaver, and warning fans of the "computer virus" threat. He doesn't mince his words about what he thinks of the hacker responsible.
I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it.
Thank you for the news Indra i like Simon Pegg but i don't use twitter and would be wary of any such downloads... one reason tinyurl is not allowed on the forum here... Paul i really liked my kind of Alien......
You got to admit those buggers are very resourceful when it comes to spreading their malware. I could easily see how a fan of Simon's would fall for this.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!
Yes so be careful if any one is following that person in twitter .
Yeah good . If you are celeb and having lot's of followers or Interested in giveaways .
I had a look a few weeks ago Bear for the first time as the team i follow use twitter but you could spend all day going from one to another to get a full conversation, i haven't been back since but im sure it's a good place for some.
I don't need anymore giveaways Indra! My collection is quite extensive as is.Interested in giveaways
@ Jay I think between the forum, FB and regular E-mail, I have my hands full enough as is.
Then not for you Bearcat . You can upgrade your hdd space .