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Monday, 21. May 2012 - 11:21 Uhr

Twitter classic phishing scam DM

Some of you (infact many) have been receiving DM from your friends or other tweeter accounts saying "

 ‘Someone’s Saying Bad Things About You’

Well here is the story behind:

Hackers have managed to use fake tweeter ID which can spread faster (those having many followers or of big corporations) and send Direct Messages to followers saying someone is saying very bad things about you, or someone is saying very nasty things about you or someone is saying horrible  things about you etc.


Then to see the so called "bad/ horrible/ nasty" thing that are being said about you you have to click on a link that is attached with the mail.


By the time you follow that link, it takes you to a fake twitter log in Page (you can not recognise if its a fake, looks identical) and you are required to log in as your session is expired already.


Your Log in details are then collected this  information will pass on to hackers and your account gets compromised. After this, the hackers can misuse this twitter account to send more such provoking direct messages to more people and it starts to spread. 

Now what happen after they have all your web adresses,?

you may see this as a very simple issue but for a company sending very sensitive information through the emails that they use on their social networks, Just image,the thousands of business email addresses hackers could forward their target website addresses or viruses.

This onlineespionage crippled companies and cost them millions of dollars in lost revenue and worker hours 

Also, hacker may try and succeed  to infect your computer with a virus 

What to Do


If you get such message via email or Direct message on Twitter, do not click the link in this DM. Manually type twitter.com in the address bar of a browser and login to your twitter.

Click on messages, select thephishing message and click delete link at the bottom of the message,

then make sure you change your password atleast once after you have done the above process.

2zone Computers provide consultancy on  email management service for compromised corporate email addresses and Antivirus softwares that can minimize this threats, Value your confidentiality, Data and internet experience.

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