Free iPhone 4G used as bait by sexy spammers on Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Rowland, who works in the Australian branch of SophosLabs, has blogged today about spam he’s seen offering people the chance to get a free next generation iPhone (commonly being dubbed in the media as the “4G iPhone”).

But these chances to get your paws on a free iPhone 4G aren’t just limited to email spam.

A quick search on Twitter reveals a gaggle of profiles, using avatars of sexy young women, pumping out messages to users seemingly giving them the opportunity to grab a free iPhone 4G.

Like the email spam intercepted by our labs, however, these Twitter profiles are designed to scam you out of your personal information.

A quick look at one of the Twitter accounts spamming out the messages underlines that she is by no means a regular user, but set up specifically to advertise a data-collecting form on behalf of the shady guys behind this scheme.

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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.