Twitter users hit by more phishing and spam attacks

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The phishing campaign which spread over the weekend via Twitter, stealing users account details has evolved into a series of new campaigns.

Many Twitter users are reporting that they have been struck this morning with a barrage of new direct messages such as:

hey. i won an iphone! come see how here [url removed]

and

Wanna win the new iPhone? It’s so easy and cool, I love this thing! Visit: [url removed]

Clicking on the links can take users to a website that claims that they might win an Apple iPhone if they hand over their credentials including their cell phone number. It is possible the spammers are earning a commission via affiliate links by directing traffic to these websites.

Even Twitter celebrities such as…

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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.