Twitter scam leads to identity theft

Users of red-hot social networking site Twitter have been warned to look out for a scam that leads to the theft of a user’s login and password details.

The scam starts with a direct message appearing in a user’s Twitter account, urging them to check out another site – a scam message such as “hey! check out this funny blog about you…” is pretty common.

Click on the link provided and you’ll be taken to a screen that looks a lot like a Twitter login screen but is actually a trap.

Here’s a screen shot from CNet of the bogus screen.

Twitter fake login page

 

Twitter has now posted a number of blogs on the scam and had one crucial piece of advice for users who are worried about the integrity of their information in this post: “If this has you feeling a bit weirded out, feel free to change your Twitter password.”

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