Phishers are once again on the prowl for unsuspecting Twitter users, tempting their prey with the promise of pictures of Osama Bin Laden.
Pictures of Osama Bin Laden [LINK]
Some of the accounts had earlier posted a similar message (complete with some rather sloppy spelling):
Pics of Osama Bin Laden Are Finally Released! [LINK] ::wanring very gorry::
Clicking on the links takes you to what appears to be the normal Twitter login page.
Would you enter your username and password at this point?
Take a close look at the URL before you make that decision.
Hopefully you notice that it’s not the real Twitter URL – it’s a phishing site set up to steal your username and password.
If you make the mistake of entering your username and password then you will handing over the keys to your account to phishers, who would then be able to use your account to read your private messages, send messages (perhaps spam-related…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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