Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Phishing scams in Twitter and Facebook too!

A big phishing attack hit Twitter users worldwide, forcing the micro-blogging service to advise its users to change their passwords. Phishers are now targeting the microblogging service Twitter to promote a widespread phishing campaign tricking celebrities and other users into submitting their personal information for identity theft and other illegal activities.
On 3rd Jan, it was noticed that many users got direct messages to follow a link but for me, it was a strange way to know Twitter phishing as I noticed the backgrounds of my site changed to Twitter profile background.

Read more on this on Kidsfreesouls and Tech blog here.

If you have a Twitter Account, change the password and a tip here, change the bg too! If you have a Facebook account or My Space, watch for Phishing as it could strike any time! Facebook have fraudsters targeting Phishing in Jan too.

- ilaxi patel
Editor, http://www.kidsfreesouls.com/
Newspaper for kids

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