Cybercrooks are hoping to cheat you out of your Twitter account by sending you a DM that reads something like this:
rofl…omg i am laughing so hard at this picture of me my friend posted [LINK]
More variations of this twitter phishing DM:
This must be you… [LINK]
haha i can’t stop laughing, your facial expression here is priceless [LINK]
This made me laugh so hard when I saw this about you lol [LINK]
This must be you… [LINK]
lmao…omg i am laughing so hard at this pic of me my friend found [LINK]
ROFLMAO i can’t stop laughing at this pic of you [LINK]
lmao…omg i am laughing so hard at this pic u i just found [LINK]
haha i cant stop laughing, your facial expression here is priceless! [LINK]
lmao this video of you is funny as hell, im sharing it with everyone [LINK]
when did you make this video? its hilarious, cant stop laughing lol [LINK]
This made me laugh so hard when i saw this about you lol [LINK]
I saw a real bad blog about you, you seen this? [LINK]
Read this yet? horrible blog going around about you [LINK]
Someone is posting nasty updates on their twitter about you, heres the posts they’ve been making [LINK]
I know who has a secret crush on you here on twitter! i promised i wouldnt tell..you must go here . . . . to find out [LINK]
You seen what this person is saying about you? . . . . terrible things.. [LINK]
Hey, so some real nasty things are being said about you here ….. i cant believe what was said.. [LINK]
lmao…omg i am laughing so hard at this pic of you u i just found [LINK]
These twitter phishing DMs are worded in such as way to manipulate your emotions, a form of social engineering. They seem irresistible to click on. But beware, it’s a trap.
DO NOT click on these Twitter DM Phishing Links
Upon clicking the link, you will be taken to a Twitter login phishing page claiming that your session has expired and that you will need to login again.
If you make the mistake of logging in, your Twitter username and password will be sent off to the bad guy so he can take over your account and do whatever he/she wishes.
Take note that multiple domains may be used in this phishing scheme and that it’s likely the scammers change the domain names as they are flagged.
As a rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to double-check the URL in your browser’s address bar before submitting your username and password – regardless of what website you’re logging into. So try to make it a habit of doing so.
Stay safe, Tweeters!
Did you Click on a Twiiter DM Phishing Link?
If you have up-to-date virus and malware protection, it would have been blocked. However, If your computer was redirected to another web page, you could have possibly downloaded a virus or malware.
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