More Twitter users duped by ‘More followers’ spam

Graham Cluley

At the end of last week I wrote about thousands of Twitter accounts I had found which were spamming out adverts for a “more followers” website.

Either these users had had their usernames and passwords phished from them, or – in their their hunger for more Twitter followers – they had willingly handed over their credentials to complete strangers. Either way, they were now spewing adverts for dubious online services promising more Twitter followers.

Over the weekend, more Twitter users have fallen victim to the same kind of attack, and I’m seeing evidence of a wider range of websites being promoted, all claiming to offer the ability to increase follower counts.

Sites advertised via the spam tweets include:

There are bound to…

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.