Scammers are seeding an attack against Twitter users, posing as a banned video of “Lord Gaga” in an attempt to compromise accounts.
Using a selection of newly created Twitter accounts, which have the names and avatars of young women, the tweeted-out messages all look similar:
#pssst Lord Gaga VIDEO BANNED —–> [LINK] #onethingiveneverdone #cnn
The mention of “Lord Gaga” refers to a running-joke on Twitter today, about what would happen if Harry Potter villain Lord Voldermort and Lady Gaga hooked up. The hashtags, which can vary, appear to be taken from Twitter’s trending topics in an attempt to reach a wider audience.
Interestingly, in the above screenshot all of the Twitter profiles used to seed the scam campaign have adopted the names of women beginning with the letter “B”: Bianca, Berenice, Betania, and so forth..
It has been no surprise while writing this article to find that the scammers have now run out of “B” names and have…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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