Personality test spreads across Twitter

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
@[email protected]

Has one of your Twitter friends invited you to take a personality test this weekend?

A typical message might have read something like:

Just took the personality test on Twitter <link> #personality test

There certainly seem to have been plenty of Twitter users posting up this message in the last few hours, so what’s behind it?

Well, if you click on the link you get taken to a website called Intelligent Elite, which describes itself as “a platform that allows intelligent people to find intelligent friends, intelligent love, and intelligent business partners” and claims to be connected with Mensa.

Of course, you may not be interested in searching for new love with a brainiac. But, in short, the site lures you in via a personality test – with the intention of signing you up to become a member. Hmm – remind…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads to read more of the exclusive content we post.

Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

What do you think? Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.