Phishers hijack 750+ Twitter accounts

Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 02:15:44 PST in Security
by Raven

nb1 writes:  

Trend Micro is reporting, and Twitter confirms, that Twitter users are once again under attack by people who need to upgrade their ethics. Targets receive a tweet from someone claiming to be female, 23, and in possession of a webcam. Click the link and you end up on an "adult" site that both attempts to phish your credit-card info and slathers your computer with ads for the same stuff.

twitter says it has changed the passwords and removed the spam from the 750-odd accounts, none of which were believed to actually be kept by anyone female, 23, and in possession of a webcam. Trend Micro notes tartly that though it's not clear how how the attack was undertaken, "with Twitterers' willingness to enter their Twitter username and password into any number of third-party websites offering Twitter-related services, the opportunities for cybercrime are many."
click Related        click Share
News ©

Site Info v2.2.2

Last SeenLast Seen
Server TrafficServer Traffic
  • Total: 369,972,286
  • Today: 19,312
Server InfoServer Info
  • Oct 23, 2018
  • 05:43 am PDT

Daily Inspiration