Sexy Twitter spammer promotes adult websites

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I am quite used to strangers following me on Twitter, and normally I presume they’re doing it to keep up with the latest security news.

However, occasionally my followers have no interest in information security, but lots of interest in naughtiness.

Take the case of my latest follower, for instance.

An attractive young woman going by the unusual name of “Numbers Anacker” (user id Man17782) has never posted a single tweet, but is slowly following more and more folks (some of whom are following her back – presumably because they are intrigued by her photograph).

As the following YouTube video demonstrates, this appears to be an attempt to get people to sign-up for a website that offers to find adults new sexual partners…

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.