So I Googled your name and found.. a Twitter phishing attack!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Sometimes they claim to have found a funny picture of you, say that you look like you’ve lost weight, or that there’s a horrible blog going around about you.

Whatever the nature of the disguise used by phishing attacks on Twitter, the modus operandi is always the same. Scammers will send you a message, possibly from the compromised account of one of your Twitter followers, and use a social engineering lure to trick you into clicking on the link.

And that link will, inevitably, lead to a fake Twitter login page – designed to grab your username and password which can then be used to send out more spam, or to break into your other…

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.

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