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Twitter users fooled into bogus website

Security experts warn on malicious tweets

By CBR Staff Writer

 

Twitter users have been warned they could be the target of a latest phishing campaign that tries to persuade the micro-bloggers into revealing their login details.

Security researchers at Sophos warn that messages are being circulated that point Twitter users towards a website called tvviter.com (with two ‘v’s rather than a ‘w’).

People who make the mistake of clicking on the link will be taken to a bogus website which is pretending to be Twitter.

“It hopes to fool people into handing over their username and password,” Sophos said on one of its official blogs, which it reckons could lead ultimately to some painful identity fraud, as well as an account being used for the purposes of spam or spreading malware.

 

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