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Reported

News Brief

  1/26/2012, Shevat 2, 5772

Phishing Attack on Twitter


Spokesman Gilad Harel of the ESET antivirus laboratory, said, Thursday, that having the most up to date Web browser and security software can prevent surfers fall into the trap of hackers who initiated an identity theft (phishing) attack on Twitter because their suspect page will be blocked to surfing. Another sign that the page is suspect is that at the top of the page is the word "tvviter" instead of "twitter".

ESET has received a number of reports in recent days about people receiving an instant message inviting them to a page where they can find out who has been saying bad things about them behind their backs. Those responding to the link were sent to an page posing as a Twitter registration page where the surfer was asked to supply login information.