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Metapost: Don’t click that Twitter PM!

I’ve addressed this on my Twitter, but in case you missed it: if you received a PM from me, asking for you to check out a picture that I found of you, don’t click on the link. It redirects to a fake Twitter login that will steal your Twitter password, and then distribute spam from your Twitter account.

I got goofed up when a fairly trusted tweeter I was following me got spammed himself. (I’m fairly active over on his blog, and we do have a nice repartee going.) I got a PM from him, so I thought, “Cool. I have no idea what he’s talking about.” So… I got suckered in… and, like a fool, they got my Twitter password from me. And then it started sending spam from my Twitter account.

So, just to make it easy to kill this particular phishing scam: I didn’t send any Twitter followers a PM in the last day or two, so immediately delete any PM you may have gotten from me.

My deepest apologies for anyone who got taken in.

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About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on February 1, 2013, in metapost. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I clicked the link. I should’ve known better. My Mother got Spammed.

  2. Got this PM too. But I already knew this scam. Another user who I follow on Twitter got hacked some months ago. And well, we do not know each other that you would have photos from me. But this kind of scam just suck!

  3. It happens. No worries.

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