Sexy spammers are stalking me on Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I’m using Twitter to syndicate my blog to people who prefer to use that way to follow the latest breaking news from my (rather untidy) desk. A while back I invited folks to follow me – and thanks to those of you who have.

Well, thanks to some of you at least.

Because this morning, I noticed a few more people had decided to stalk follow me, but their intentions may not be entirely honourable.

What connects these three new followers of my Twitterings? Well, they’re all young, female, brunettes. There is a fair bit of pouting going on too. What else? They’re all new to Twitter (or at least have only ever made one post), and they’re all – curiously – encouraging people to go and check out videos of them with an alluring smiley.

I asked the guys in our labs to look at the urls…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.