Well, Twitter was abuzz this weekend with its first phishing scandal! Yes, apparently a bunch of DMs (direct messages, for the uninitiated) were sent to individual twitter users in an attempt to steal twitter logins and passwords. Twitter users were DMed at random and encouraged to click on a link. That link? Took them to a fake Twitter login page, where the poor, unsuspecting Phish would then plug in their login and password. This would allow the Phishermen to steal this private information. Why? Well, since twitter doesn’t have any kind of monetizing attached to it, nor do people use Twitter usernames as passwords or ATM codes, the reasoning behind this particular scheme is at present UNKNOWN. And that makes it all the more frightening. Because what if somebody else can just arbitrarily update what I am doing right now? Well? What then?
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