About 2:00 this afternoon, I was having problems sending tweets. It suggested that I wait 60 minutes and try again. I waited, tried and failed. Then I waited another 60 minutes, tried and failed. I just couldn’t tweet or Direct Message.
I began receiving Direct Messages from followers suggesting that I change my password because I had been phished. I changed my password immediately. Reviewing my sent DMs, I found a stream of DMs that my account had sent to my followers.
Mashable reported that the Twitter Phishing attack began on Feb 20. It begins when you receive a tweet that says “lol, is this you?” and it links to a site called “Bzpharma”. DON’T GO THERE!!! If you go there and enter your information, you will be the brunt of a huge spam assault. The virus will also go through your followers list and attack them with Direct Messages that will include a link to that phishing website.
I don’t remember clicking on a Direct Message like this. I have seen this virus come through email so I am careful about this.
However it happened, to all of you who received this virus DM,
I AM SORRY!
I still don’t have access to Twitter. I see why they have shut down any of the infected accounts. I have contacted the Twitter Support people about this and will wait for their reply.
Tweet Safe and DON’T take the Phishing bait!!!
What have been your experiences with Twitter Phishing?
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