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JS.Twettir

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 12, 2009
Updated:
April 14, 2009 9:56:35 AM
Also Known As:
JS/Twettir [McAfee], JS_TWETTIR.A [Trend], JS/Twitter-A [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
3,603 bytes
JS.Twettir is a worm that exploits a bug in the Twitter messaging client so that it can perform a cross-site scripting attack. The worm attempts to spread by infecting user accounts.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 12, 2009 revision 033
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 12, 2009 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 15, 2009
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Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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