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Twitter DM spam/malware

Published: 2013-09-30
Last Updated: 2013-10-01 12:55:35 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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There has been a recent spat of Twitter accounts sending Direct Messages (DM) to others that are either spam or link to malware through shortened URLs. In some cases the accounts sending the DM may have been compromised through weak passwords, a malware infestation on the user's computer, or a third party application not playing nice. Rumours of Twitter having been hacked are also being passed around, I haven't seen any evidence either way. If you have been a victim of your Twitter account tweeting or sending DM without your approval let us know through our contact us page, or comments below. If you have a DM from someone that appears to be spam or has a suspicious link in it please do pass it along.

Let's be careful out there!

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.
My SANS Teaching Schedule

Keywords: dm malware spam twitter
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