Twitter infected by phishing scam

Login credentials of users are stolen once a malicious link is accessed

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  January 4, 2009

Micro-blogging service is hit by a widespread phishing scam that uses a malicious link to steal login credentials of its users.

Direct messages such as ‘hey! check out this funny blog about you…’ lure users to click on a URL that directs them to a fake Twitter site.

Login details are then stolen as they are entered on the fraudulent website -

If you think you might be affected, change your password immediately and warn your peers.

It’s advised to always log in to the service directly from and ensure the right address is displayed on the browser address bar.

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