AddFollowers spam hits Twitter accounts

Graham Cluley

Ever wanted to be an internet celebrity? Millions of strangers following your every Twitter belch and stomach rumble, just like Ashton Kutcher or Britney Spears?

Okay, so maybe you don’t want to be quite that famous, but chances are that if you’re on Twitter you may want a few more people to follow you, so you can exercise more influence on the Twittersphere.

Well, be careful what you wish for – and be extremely cautious of using third party services which promise to grab you thousands of new followers.

Right now we’re seeing a large number of Twitter accounts advertising the services of, a website that claims that it can find you “TONS of followers”…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.