Twitter list spam

Graham Cluley

Like many other people I’m on Twitter. Unlike most of the other websites which fall under the social networking umbrella, I’ve found it an essential part of my professional life – helping me share information about breaking internet threats and follow other interesting people from the computer security industry.

I post tweets most days about something interesting I’ve discovered that I believe would be interesting on the computer security side of things, and as a result a couple of hundred people have created Twitter lists that follow me and other like-minded folk.

Up until now I haven’t paid much attention to the lists that are following me, but one list in particular caught my eye:

As you can see, the @usafhamortgage/http-usafhamortgage-com Twitter list is following…

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.