“Jobs with Google” scam spammed out on Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There has been a new wave of the Google Jobs scam on Twitter that others have been tracking for some time.

Just as I was putting my suit on to attend the Virus Bulletin gala dinner tonight, I became aware that a number of Twitter users were trying to interest me in getting a job at Google.

A quick search on Twitter revealed many other people were seeing similar messages. In fact, as I type this, I can see scores of new messages like the following being posted on the site:

I heard on the news Google was hiring people to work from home. Here is the news article http://dwarfurl.com/01662

Clicking on the link takes your browser to www.jobswithgoogle.com, which appears to be an audaciously-crafted fake news page promoting employment with the search engine giant:

The purpose of the site, of course,…

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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.