Twitter account hack warning: Last night I learned about one attack targeting Twitter users. Attackers have a simple goal: they want to hack your Twitter account. The first step is a Direct Message (DM) or e-mail coming from one of your followers. Attackers have used messages like these:
Hey this person is threatening to expose something really serious and bad about you…(some link)
This person is threatening to expose something bad about you…(some link)
This is a nasty trick especially when the sender is someone you know and trust. If you receive a suspicious DM or email from a person you know and trust, just warn him/her – the account is most likely hijacked and controlled by the attackers.
If you click the link, you will be redirected to a phishing website.