Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process

A fake account, claiming to be run by Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng, has made a mockery of Twitter’s “verified account” process.

The @Wendi_Deng Twitter account, created shortly after media tycoon Rupert Murdoch joined the social network, has been bemusing Twitter users for the last few days and managed to earn a (much coveted) blue tick from Twitter verifying its authenticity.

Now, the account has admitted that it is a fake – and the unknown owner expressed bewilderment as to how Twitter came to verify that it was really being run by the media mogul’s wife…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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