Twitter hit by amazing weight loss spam attack [VIDEO]

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Has your Twitter account been spewing out messages about an amazing weight loss product?

Many users’ accounts have been posting messages like this, pointing to a website promoting a “miracle” Acai Berry diet:

An amazing new weight loss product! Lose 10lbs a week,I didnt even change my diet!

Check out this video I made, demonstrating the problem.

Ask yourself this – if the diet was really so miraculous at helping people lose weight, would it need to be promoted through spam?

What isn’t clear is how the accounts have been compromised by spammers to send the messages advertising the weight…

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.

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