Twitter Phishing Scams

twitter-phishing-scamsTwitter phishing scam messages are spreading these days more than ever before.

Some of the messages you could receive are mentioned below. There may be slightly different versions of the link circulating, but if you click on it, all of your followers will be spammed with the same message, and your account will be compromised.

 

 Twitter direct scam messages

Hi somebody is making horrible rumors about you…

Someone is saying nasty things about you…

Hi somebody is making very bad things about you…

Someone’s saying bad things about you…

Someone is saying something terrible about you…

Hi somebody is making very bad things about you…

Hello some person is posting nasty rumors about you…

Hey someone is posting very bad things about you…

This is a classic phishing scam on Twitter!

Do not click on the link provided in the message! Otherwise it could happen that your computer get infected with a virus that will use your Twitter account to send out scam messages and ruin your reputation among yuor friends and followers. Delete the messages, change the password and performe a full virus scan.

Advices to protect your account

- if you get infected, login into the affected site and change your password as soon as possible

- create your password stronger using combination of lower and uppercase letters, numbers and signs characters

- do not click on every link you get in the message

- if you are not sure whether someone really sent the message, contact that person in order to verify

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