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Twitter classic phishing scam DM "‘Someone’s Saying Bad Things About You’'

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by DesderyT, May 21, 2012.

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    DesderyT New Member

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    Some of us (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 twitter-bug.gif
    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 online espionage 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 too.

    Now What??
    Well i would love for those knowledgeable and ethical to advice people on the issue, start by giving your suggestions.

    Jamii Forum kwa Jamii

    Click HERE for a collection of few suggestions on how to solve the issue

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