Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

If you’ve got clumsy fingers like me, occasionally you probably type the wrong the wrong address for a website.

For instance, today I wanted to visit Twitter but I accidentally typed in


Clearly this site has no qualms about using a Twitteresque colour scheme, or the familiar silhouette of the Twitter bird (who apparently is officially named “Larry”).

The webpage says that I have been especially selected to answer an anonymous questionnaire, and asks a couple of fairly harmless questions – are you male or female? how often do you tweet?

Of course, if you weren’t watching closely you might think that this is a genuine Twitter questionnaire, and if you really think you might…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter or Mastodon to read more of the exclusive content we post.

Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

What do you think? Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.