Twitter and Facebook hit by phishing attacks

Twitter users have become used to giving their Twitter passwords to other sites, and now they’ve been hit with a phishing attackSome Twitter users were lured into giving away their passwords in a phishing attack over the weekend. Lots of us received direct messages (DMs) that said “hey! check out this funny blog about you…” The link took you to a site that copied Twitter’s front page. However, the trick was soon spotted, and the “don’t click” warnings rapidly became much more annoying than the phishing messages.Twitter dealt with the problem, its blog says, by reporting the offending domain. It also found a similar fake page for Facebook.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jan/04/twitter-phishing

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