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Monday, April 9, 2012

Don’t be a Phisherman! Creative Spoofed URL’s Meant to Lure Unsuspecting Twitter Users


Can you spot what makes the following a Phishing attempt?  You may not at first glance....this is a very creative:

Fake Twitter Site

The page above that looks like a legitimate Twitter site is in fact not legitimate at all.   I received a Direct Message on Twitter that had a shortened URL, which redirected to ltvvitter.com – which at first glance looks like the URL for Twitter and would probably fools lots of people into coughing up their Twitter credentials.  If someone was in a hurry or just not paying attention, they might easily fall prey to this scam.  The message the URL was sent with was meant to get people to click to find out more; The message said “Hey someone is posting terrible things about you... “, then linked to the phishing fake Twitter site.