This you???? Phishing attack hits Twitter

Special Post:

There is another phishing attack spreading across Twitter designed to steal login details and hijack accounts.  The is the latest attack according to security experts over at Sophos.

A message asking “This you,” followed by a link to a bogus Twitter login page, have caused such a scare on the micro-blogging network that the phrase is currently a hot trending topic on the site.

The attack is designed to steal passwords and could use hijacked accounts to spread money-making spam campaigns, steal identities, and distribute malware.

The “This you” messages are accompanied by clickable links which take unsuspecting users to a fake Twitter login page. Users who are tricked into believing they might see a picture or information about themselves, may enter their username and password without thinking about the possible consequences.

If you click on the link and enter your details you could be giving your online identity over to hackers.

Your username, e-mail address and password can be use to spread more attacks via Twitter.

Anyone hit by this kind of attacks must change their passwords immediately.  Choose a strong one and not a simpe one like your birthday.  Also check your Twitter account and check the Settings/Connections screen. If there are any third party applications you don’t recognize, revoke their permission to access your account.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “This you???? Phishing attack hits Twitter

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s