Work at home spam spreads via Twitter, with a little help from TweetMeme

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

TweetMeme, a service which tries to work out which are the most popular links being spread via Twitter, has unfortunately helped spammers overnight promote a make-money-fast “work from home” website.

Thousands of Twitter accounts have been posting messages like the following in the last few hours:

hey everyone you’ve got to check this out I made $560 today so far [LINK]

or

check out this article! I made $200 today! [LINK]

or

CNBC7 – Work at home mom makes $6,795/month working part-time from home [LINK]

Clicking on the link takes you to a website called CNBC7, which poses as a genuine news website but was actually registered from China less than a week ago.

As we’ve seen in other scams of this type, the site claims to have been featured in the mainstream media (CNN, USA Today, Fox…

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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