Draw Something scam targets players via Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The Draw Something game is a soaraway success, with hundreds of millions of downloads onto iPhone and Android smartphones since it was launched early last month.

Everyone’s talking about it, and the hype became even huger when OMGPop, the New York software house that created the app, was sold for a cool $210 million to gaming goliath Zynga.

But with so much buzz and interest in the Pictionary-style game, it’s perhaps not a surprise to find scammers trying to make a quick buck by leaping on the bandwagon.

Here’s a Twitter account we found, that’s spamming users telling them that they have won a prize.

From what we have seen, the account appears to be targeting Twitter users who have mentioned “Draw Something” in past tweets.

The Twitter account, which is not affiliated with OMGPop, claims it is giving…

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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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