Friday, May 22, 2009
"Twitter users who thought friends were directing them to a "funny blog" Thursday ended up experiencing something completely different: a phishing scam.
"Twitter was hit by two different rounds of phishing Thursday, as criminals tried to take control of user accounts and then use them as a springboard to attack others.
"Both Twitter and Facebook have been hit with phishing attacks in recent days. `The social networking attacks are becoming increasingly common,` said Jamie De Guerre, chief technology officer with antispam vendor Cloudmark. `Spammers are really moving to attack social networks because of the popularity of the social networks and also because they're not as well defended as most e-mail platforms.`"