Monday, July 25, 2011

Twitter: "Direct Message From The Twitter Administration" Scam is Spreading Fast

By Cesar Ortiz
This scam is making the rounds by the thousands on Twitter. You receive a message that says:

(Beginning of quote)

You have 2 direct message on Twitter!
The Twitter Team

If you received this message in error and did not sign up for a Twitter account, click not my account.
Please do not reply to this message; it was sent from an unmonitored email address. This message is a service email related to your use of Twitter. For general inquiries or to request support with your Twitter account, please visit us at Twitter Support.”

(End of quote)

Unsuspecting users who click on the link are taken to a webpage that claims to be a Canadian Pharmacy affiliate advertising pharmaceutical drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.

To remove this hack from your Twitter account, (1) Go to the Twitter Website page, log-in to your profile (1) Click on your user window pull down arrow at the top right of the menu where your thumbnail picture is ( 2) Select “Settings” (3) Select “Applications” (4) “Revoke Access” to any related scam application (if any) (5) Delete all related tweets (6) Contact and help your friends to clean up their accounts (7) Run your Anti Virus in Full Scan mode.

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