Chatwebcamfree attack hits Twitter users

Hundreds of Twitter users have been hit by another attack on the popular micro-blogging site, with messages being sent from compromised accounts trying to drive traffic to a pornographic website.

The messages which say

hey! 23/Female. Come chat with me on my webcam thingy here

are being spammed out as Tweets.

However, the index page of that website serves up obfuscated JavaScript that loads a variety of pornographic adverts and contains a web form directed to a site called

Clearly, if a hacker has managed to ascertain your Twitter password there is a chance that they may have also compromised your system in other ways too.

Any Twitter users who find that they have unwittingly posted the message would be wise to change their Twitter password immediately. Furthermore, if you use that password on any other non-Twitter account then you must also change those passwords too (please *don’t* make it the same…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.