Twitter phishing scam

January 3, 2009 – 5:54 PM

There’s a scam spreading through Twitter. Direct messages (DMs) are showing up in Twitter accounts with appealing come-ons to visit a site on The text is, “hey! check out this funny blog about you…” The URL in the message then redirects to a page that looks like the Twitter login page, but is actually not on Twitter — it’s a site,, that masquerades as Twitter to steal your login credentials instead.

If you need to log in to Twitter, do it on itself. And to play it safe, double-check your browser address bar to make sure that’s where you are.

The phishing site in question also appears to support the theft of Facebook IDs.


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