Twitter users hacked - mass phishing attacks expected
Oops – if you’re a Twitter user, there’s a chance that online baddies might have hacked in to your account and nicked some of your info.
About 250,000 users of the wildly-popular social media phenomenon have been hacked in a move that has been described as ‘not the work of amateurs’ by the company’s info security lord, Bob Lord.
The plot thickens – Twitter has said that they will email anyone who they suspect has been hacked, but this in itself will give rise to a rash of phishing attempts, as other hackers try to disguise their fiendish works as Twitter emails, leading to further hackery and evil-doings.
In short, don’t click on a link in an email that asks you to change your password. Instead, head straight for the site in question yourself and do it that way. Clicking on links in emails = bad times.
There you go – now retweet the living daylights out of THAT.
TOPICS: Social Media