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Be Wary of These Twitter Hackers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by john1444, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    I suddenly started receiving numerous direct messages from my twitter fans telling me ?You need to see what people are talking about you on this link? and each sender diversifying their message to make it look unsuspicious. I visited the link and it took me to a 100% identical Twitter website that requested I put in my username and password. The URL was also 99% similar except that one alphabet was added in the name. Unsuspicious I keyed in my user details and it told me ?Sorry the page does not exist?. Surely, the scammers have captured my details but I immediately got a mail from twitter requesting I change my password which I did. It was when I got on my computer that I was able to see the Site Forgery Warning, I didn?t see that on my iPhone and it would have been a sorry case for me if I hadn?t retrieved my account almost immediately. I didn?t know what was happening until now that I accessed it from my system.Apparently, the fans followed me just to wreck havoc which they didn?t succeed. All this happened when I was on vacation and couldn?t directly view the URL, I was only checking out the sites on my iPhone which of course do not display visible browser URL until you care to check. [FONT=&amp]These dumb ass scammers didn?t know that gone are the days you con people of their accounts.Today, IP, Computer, Phone number e.t.c are been used to identify users.Down with these scammers![/FONT]
     
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    I mean this in the nicest way possible when I say: lol, where have you been dude? The only PM you will ever receive on twitter is one of those messages. It should have screamed "Scam" the first time you saw such a thing. This is really nothing new, I'm genuinely surprised you're only mentioning/noticing this now.
     
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    If you noticed the URL was fake, why did you enter your password?

    Never enter your password anywhere except the original website and never give any personal information on unknown links.
     
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    WastedTeen Newbie

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    I get 100s of messages like that twitter but i never click on them.
     
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    lol, that's not a hacker, that's a phisher
     
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    Well, i guess you understand better what am saying.:)
     
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    I get 10-20 a day on one of my accounts and have done for the last couple of years, how have you never seen these before!?
     
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