Saturday, April 26, 2014

Twitter experiences Tsunami of malicious messages

Twitter, the popular online service that lets you share a message in 140 characters or less to the rest of the world, has been hit by a massive wave of malicious messages. These messages were sent by hundreds of accounts that mention about dramatic weight loss as well as offering a link to a similar site that suspiciously pedals diet pills. When one has fallen to the temptation of clicking on one of those messages, they would be on the receiving end of a warning as seen above instead. It seems that this is the result of hundreds of Twitter accounts that have been hijacked earlier today in order to create this particular tsunami of malicious messages. <more>

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