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Cyber-crooks use Twitter to infect users


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#1 garmanma

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:49 AM

Cyber-criminals have created hundreds of Twitter accounts and published thousands of comments in them under the topic “PhishTube Broadcast”, in relation to the US rock band Phish. This way, they ensure the topic appears in the Trending Topic list. The result is greater visibility and more user traffic to their comments.


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:21 AM

Didn't take the bad boys long to start screwing with Twitter.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:11 AM

Yes, I think Twitter is gearing up to go through a lot of growing pains.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

I watch ESPN most of the day when I'm working and a lot of the shows promote their Twitter accounts such as First Take, 1st and 10, Around The Horn etc. That much promoting is bound to catch the eyes of scammers and internet criminals.




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