Phishing attack on Twitter

Twitter has had it’s ups and downs since launch, but nothing much worse than shutting down for a short period of time. Now, Twitter is facing a barrage of spam attacks!

For those who use Twitter regularly, you may have noticed the odd strange message appearing in your account. These may be titled “lol, is this you”, “Lol. this is me??”, “lol , this is funny” etc. These are aimed at getting unsuspecting users to give there Twitter credentials away in return for seeing a funny picture. Known as ‘Phishing’, these users will then take your details and use your account to send spam. Bad times. Particularly as these are now advertising Viagra related messages!

IT security firm Sophos now has detailed info on the attacks and a video describing them, and how you can avoid becoming a victim. We’ve attached this below.

Hopefully Twitter can get this under control and keep us all safe from pesky phishers!


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