Victoria’s Secret spam hits Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Some Twitter users have found that their accounts have been posting messages without their knowledge, apparently advertising gift cards for the glamorous Victoria’s Secret lingerie store.

The Twitter accounts sending the spam messages have no connection with the sexy underwear chain and many seem unlikely to be regular purchasers of its skimpy outfits (although some of the guys whose accounts are sending the messages might appreciate the catalogue containing its famous nubile models).

Messages sent from the compromised Twitter accounts include:

Stop wasting your hard earned money at Victoria Secret when you get an get a $500 giftcard card now!

and

Don’t you hate wasting all your money at Victoria Secret? $500 Gift Card now just for voting!

Presently if you follow the link you will arrive at a website which has no mention of Victoria’s Secret at all. Instead you will find yourself on a webpage featuring a…

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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.