This is the Latest Twitter Hoax – be warned!
You may receive an email from Twitter that looks perfectly genuine – these guys are getting very clever.
Here’s what to look out for . . .
If you see an email that looks like this, do not click on the links in it.
The message says . . .
FYI this profile on twitter
spreading nasty blogs
around about you.
This one looks so genuine that it is impossible to spot.
That’s because (it seems likely that) this email actually comes from Twitter.
And the message sounds very serious and worth investigating.
So whatever you do . . .
Resist the Urge to click on the link.
It seems that everyone is at risk with these Phishing emails.
A Gold Coast law firm was hit . . . http://www.trilbymisso.com.au/news-details/b/spam_messages_on_twitter
Lot’s of people are being hit . . . https://twitter.com/search?q=twitter+phishing
What is Phishing?
We have written about it before . . . www.hotpinkwebsites.com.au/been-phishing-lately
But basically, it is an email that attempts to gather personal information from you, either via the email, or by linking you to a website where this can happen.
The phishing emails can also be used to load virus or malware or trojan software onto your computer.
Well, that is just too simple, so watch out for it!
Keep Your Account Secure
Here is some detailed information from Twitter.
What should you do now?
- Change your Twitter login details.
- Read www.hotpinkwebsites.com.au/been-phishing-lately
- And then do some Google research so that you know what to look for.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
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~ Doctor Seuss