The malicious Twitter worm began circulating on the micro-blogging network.People started reporting that their profile had sent Twitter messages without their knowledge. Messages looked like this.
The worm, appearing as "StalkDaily", was created by the 17-year-old Mike Mooney "out of boredom" and is now generating thousands of spam messages containing the word "Mikeyy."According to a TechCrunch report, visiting the profile page of an infected user can lead to one's own profile getting infected.
The worm generated tweets which tricked other users to click onto its links, because they come from what seem to be reliable sources such as friends and family members.Additionally, a URL shortening service, (such as TinyURL) could be used to mask the link's destination to trick you.