It seems that Twitter is becoming a major new playground for spammers and malware authors keen to target social networking users. Today we are seeing a new series of messages being posted to the streams of hundreds of unsuspecting Twitterers:
You’ll like this one! Check out www.TheSmartEcard.com
Retweet: You’ll love this one! Check out www.TheSmartEcard.com
Note that the “retweet” isn’t really a retweet as it says “love” whereas all the original messages seen so far say “like”.
Twitter’s security department have described the problem as a “scam/phishing site” rather than a virus problem.
Hopefully it should be obvious from the website’s opening page of legalese banning staff from Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, that something odd is afoot – even before it starts to quiz you for personal information. But if not, let me…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.