While leading lights in the computer security industry were engaged in a yodelling competition (yes, really) at the Virus Bulletin conference in Geneva last night, an attack designed to steal the login details of Twitter users was in progress.
Users of the micro-blogging service reported receiving direct messages containing messages similar to the following:
rofl this you on here? http://videos.twitter.secure-logins01.com
As SophosLabs reports on its blog, clicking on the link takes unsuspecting Twitter devotees expecting to see a webpage referred to them by an online friend to what appears to be a Twitter login page:
Of course, it’s nothing of the sort. This page has been created by the bad guys with the sole purpose of phishing Twitter usernames and passwords, which will then be used to compromise more accounts. Careful examination of the URL in the message would reveal that…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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