Video: Twitter spammer caught on camera

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I’ve written before about how I have caught sexy spammers stalking me on Twitter.

This evening, I suspected something similar was happening when I stumbled across the details of one of the latest people to follow me. At the time of writing, Sara4877 has only ever made one post on Twitter but she is already following over 100 people.

Somewhat surprisingly, as you’ll see in the video I made, she only seems to follow people with the word “Graham” or “Honda” in their name.

It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what is going on here. “Sara”, or at least the people who created her account, are trying to scoop up Twitter names in…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.