Zango Installers Pushed Via Twitter

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Remember those sites that want you to install Zango in return for ripped movies?

Sure you do.

Well, I've just seen the inevitable happen - it was only a matter of time before Zango affiliates latched onto Twitter as a means of promoting their installers. Here's a sample shot of a Twitter profile that's been firing out Zango related links since March 17th:

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Depending on which link you click (and there's quite a lot of them), you'll end up seeing something like this:

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Of course, you'll only see any content on the site if you agree to the Zango install.

The site in question here is

I'd imagine there are plenty more Zango affiliates firing out links on Twitter, so if you see people advertising "free movies" or TV shows, there's a good bet you'll be taken to a Zango installer prompt...


Hey Chris,

Did you hear about's new DiggBar feature they just rolled out? Apparently you can type and then any URL you want and it will redirect to it instantly as well as keep track of how many users viewed that URL. It seems to me it will be only a matter of time until malware writers start cloaking URLs using the DiggBar, even making them appear to be legit Digg stories or just cloaking the URL and tracking the views with the built in tracking. What do you think? How long you think until we start seeing malware using to spread like this?

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