Attack of the Twitter babes - Tweets that ain't so sweet

Filed Under: Social networks, Spam, Twitter

As we discussed in our latest update to the Sophos Security Threat Report, cybercriminals continue to exploit social networks - spreading spam, malware, and stealing identities.

The latest spam campaign we've seen on Twitter involves a bevy of beauties. Here are just a small number of the profiles I have seen, all with images of young attractive women (and/or in a state of undress):

Tweet Attacks spam

All of them have recently created Twitter accounts (the last week or so), and all of them are tweeting identical messages pointing users to a service called Tweet Attacks - which encourages you to buy a program that, it says, will help you make money via Twitter.

I don't know what the Tweet Attacks program does, but if it's in any way involved in this spam campaign I would stay far away. If you want more followers on Twitter there's a very simple, tried-and-trusted, method: tweet something that other people might find interesting.

Thanks to fellow Twitter user Jason who brought this spam campaign to my attention, by sending me a message at my Twitter account - which you are also welcome to follow if you wish. ;-)

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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at https://grahamcluley.com, 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.