IT organizations in the healthcare industry are being asked to make increasingly complex and subtle decisions. IT everywhere is being asked to do more and be responsible for more. Enabling the business to meaningfully engage IT, and creating a way that provides the businesses with the right information to make decisions is key to the perceived and actual success of an IT department. The road to engaging all parts of the business is difficult, but it has also been shown to be a hallmark of successful organizations.
Twitter feeds have been abuzz with talk of the latest Twitter worm that lures victims into a “scareware” page telling them they have a virus, only to subsequently infect them with real malware. Twitter engineers have done a stellar job reducing the spread of the malware from thousands of results this morning to none this afternoon.
The caveat here is that the worm seems to be adjusting from direct links to goo.gl (Google’s URL shortener) links. These may be harder to track from a Twitter engineering standpoint, and may still be quietly circulating undetected.
Twitter did a great job of containing the spread of a very dangerous piece of malware, but be wary of tweets trying to show off some new “anti-malware.” This scareware software is designed to look at first like a helpful piece of software, but will quickly infect any Windows machines that decide to give it a shot.
Be on the lookout for this new piece of malware, and congrats to the Twitter team for a speedy response.