It seems like some of you have had some spam or phising mails from me on Twitter. I have changed my password on my twitter account, which hopefully solves the problem.
Phishing scams over Twitter
Scams like that is unfortunately a common occurrence over Twitter and they manifest themselves in the form of Direct Messages (DM) from someone a user is following. Normal they target accounts with a lot of followers and thereby a larger reach.
As a victim you will recieve a DM with messages like “LOL is that you?”, “Did you see this pic of you? lol” , “LOL!! whyy were your pants off in thisss piccc??? LOOK” or “Someone is spreading nasty blogs about you.” This is accompanied by a shortened link that takes the victim to a page that usually says “Sorry page doesn’t exist”. The victim is then taken to a fake Twitter login page, where the victim enters id and password, which the phisher then registers.
I recommend that you do the following
- Change your password
- Delete all your mails send and recieved of the phising kind.
- Check the text in recieved mails, before clicking on the link
- Take a look on this site http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp/a-few-tricks-to-avoid-the-phishing-trap/ and this site http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp/simple-security-tips-to-avoid-twitter-phishing-scams/ about how to avoid phising.
I hope this was a little helpful information.