Twitter scam leads to identity theft
Monday, January 5, 2009/
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 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.”