Twitter Phishing Attack

So I just got this message from one of my test Twitter accounts, and I am a little embarrassed to admit I almost clicked on it. I opened up my email and received this message: “haha. This you????” with a link next to it. Basically, what happens is someone sends you a direct message in Twitter, if you have your settings set to receive emails when you get a direct message(DM) in Twitter, then, you will see it there as well.

If you click on the link you will be taken to a page that looks like the twitter log in page then, if you put in your information and hit submit you will be sending your Twitter info(username and password) to a scammer. This is one of the reasons I am careful on who I follow on twitter and who I allow to follow me. I do not like be associated to questionable acounts, I think it invites attacks like this and also tarnishes your personal brand, I also do not auto-follow people.

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