23 February 2010
Just a heads up for you Twitter users:
A phishing attack that began striking U.S. Twitter profiles this weekend is still going strong and isn’t showing any signs of letting up. As VentureBeat reports, the scam operates through a direct message reading, “Lol. this you?” Once users click on it, they’re sent to a fake Twitter login page, where they could be tricked into revealing their login and password.
It seems to me that threats like this one are becoming more common, probably because most folks have become pretty good at fending off standard viruses. The major browsers vendors are working hard to inure their software to phishing threats, but it’s hard to protect people from their own gullibility.
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