Suspicious Sara is suspended on Twitter

Filed Under: Social networks, Spam, Twitter

"Sara Cross", aka Sara4877, the Twitter user who raised my suspicions and was the subject of my video a few hours ago, has now had her account suspended on Twitter.

Sara4877 is suspended on Twitter

Hopefully that will prevent "her" from spreading spam and malware via the account. The folks at Twitter should be applauded for their swift action, but I wonder how many other accounts the hackers behind this attempted attack might have created?

Twitter needs to undoubtedly do more to try and prevent spammers from automatically creating accounts and using software to follow hundreds of people that they plan to deluge with unwanted messages. As Twitter's popularity grows this problem is only going to get worse unless Twitter takes action to stamp it out.


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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley