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7 Responses to Phishing Attacks Hits Twitter Users – Utilising Direct Messages

  1. navin January 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    How stupid do U have to be if U sign in to a site whose URL is

    http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com ??

    but it simply shows tht skiddies will phish even sites tht have no monetary value

    P.S. Its become a facebook phishing site now……. Roughly at 5:50 PM Indian Standatd Time………hahahahahaha …..a facebook phishing site at http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com ……I repeat, how stupid do U have to be to sign into this!!

    Note: when U try to sign in, it redirects to facexbook.com which is another phishing site

  2. Bogwitch January 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    Navin,

    You’ve got to think about all the people that got computers for Christmas, that’s a huge amount of fresh, virginal users that have never been phished before.

    As for the lack of monetary value, once the attackers have a reasonable number of accounts under their control, it becomes a lucrative spamming channel or malware distribution network. It could also prove to be an effective bank phishing attack network – you did mention that the users clicking on the link fall into the gullible category!

  3. navin January 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    U mean something like:

    “moving with the times Bank of America has decided to use twitter to supply banking information to their customers

    Kindly login to your account at http://www.phishsite.com

    whoa…..U think 1024 characters would actually trick people??
    sheesh!!

  4. navin January 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    someone with a twitterholic rank of 15 got phished

    Rick Sanchez of CNN

    read abt it http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10131251-36.html

  5. Bogwitch January 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Navin,

    I think that 1024 characters is way too many for many users.

    Given that there are 1,463,632,361 Internet users, and assuming that only 1% of them are gullible, and only 1% of that 1% are stupid (can we call them retarded?) and assuming that only 0.1% of them have XYZ bank accounts, a phishing campaign could net 146 victims. Now, I think the two 1% figures is understating the problem somewhat….

  6. eM3rC January 7, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    God, it seems like hackers seem to be hitting up every form of social networks. First its the google groups (orhut?), then myspace, facebook, and now twitter :P

    Also, the spam business has a yearly income of around ~401 billion US dollars. I guess some people are that oblivious regardless of how obvious the scam is…

  7. tekkaus April 28, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    I think we are too vulnerable nowadays! ;D Not safe anywhere especially the net.