Twitter spammers entice clicks with free iTunes gift cards

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In the past we’ve seen iTunes gift card scams spread via Facebook, and fake iTunes Gift Card certificates containing malware spammed out to email inboxes, but today the thing to look out for is iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter.

Here are some typical messages:

i have got,get yrs free iTunes Gift Card giveaway today [LINK]

wow,iTunes Gift Card got just today free lol [LINK]

awesome lol,today got iTunes Gift Card [LINK]

Your Chance to choose Your Best iTunes Gift Card [LINK]

Find out how to get a iTunes Gift Card! [LINK]

All of the Twitter accounts I’ve seen sending out these messages, have a profile picture of a young woman (sometimes wearing skimpy clothes or a bikini – one has to wonder where…

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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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