Attack of the Twitter babes – Tweets that ain’t so sweet

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As we discussed in our latest update to the Sophos Security Threat Report, cybercriminals continue to exploit social networks – spreading spam, malware, and stealing identities.

The latest spam campaign we’ve seen on Twitter involves a bevy of beauties. Here are just a small number of the profiles I have seen, all with images of young attractive women (and/or in a state of undress):

All of them have recently created Twitter accounts (the last week or so), and all of them are tweeting identical messages pointing users to a service called Tweet Attacks – which encourages you to buy a program that, it says, will help you make money via Twitter.

I don’t know what the Tweet Attacks program does, but if it’s in any way involved in this spam campaign I would stay far away. If you want more followers on Twitter there’s a very simple, tried-and-trusted, method: tweet something that other…

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.

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