There is a large-scale malicious spam campaign going on currently. The spam comes in a few different types, one of which imitates a Twitter notification. The subjects of the spam varies, but sadly, many focus on the recent events in Japan.
The links, which you can see in the image above, or if you look at the raw HTML, are distinctive:
The spam is originating from one of the Cutwail spambot variants. We managed to get this template from Cutwail command and control traffic, which clearly shows the Twitter template being used.
We are still investigating the nature of the malicious landing page and subsequent infection.
With the rise in social networking, we have been seeing increased use of fake ‘notifications’ being used by spammers. As ever, remain on guard, especially when it comes to Twitter ‘notifications’.