A little over 18,000 Twitter users looking for a way to get their accounts verified have been duped by a single fake account promising to provide the service into visiting a phishing page.
What does it take to execute a successful spam operation peddling diet pills of questionable effectiveness? For one spammer, it took some 750,000 fake Twitter accounts.
It didn't take long for spammers to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon - they set up a Twitter account named "Apple Giveaways", and began spamming out messages to random users, telling them they have been "chosen" and urging them to visit the site linked in the message.
With a simple tweet, Twitter has officially launched its own bug bounty program.
A series of enhanced follower scams have tricked thousands of Twitter users after a group abused the platform’s authentication system, its Trends section and TweetDeck.
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