Thousands of Twitter users are seeing unexpected messsages from hacked online friends promoting a weight loss supplement that will, allegedly, “get the beach body you’ve always wanted”.
Get the beach body you’ve always wanted, now you can with this weight loss supplement [LINK]
The messages link to what pretends to be a news website, but is really designed to promote an Acai Berry “miracle diet” marketed as “Power Slim”. The product claims to have been seen in the pages of Women’s Health, Elle, Marie Claire, Oprah, Cosmopolitan and other magazines.
If the miracle diet pills are doing so well at getting media coverage, it seems strange to me that it also has to be promoted through spam via compromised Twitter accounts – but there you go.
It’s currently unclear how the Twitter accounts have been hacked. It could be that the users’ passwords have been compromised, similar to another…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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