A Twitter phishing scam is going around that tricks social media users into handing over passwords. Users are being tricked into signing a petition to stop the site from charging in October.
The great thing about social media is that it allows you to stay in touch, brand a business or yourself, or stay in touch with your fave peeps. But remember -- it's technology, and bad guys and gals lurk around in cyberspace preying on the unwary.
Today, another Twitter phishing scam surfaced that alerts users that they will soon have to for over hard-earned cash to continue using the site. If it were real, you'd be mad as hell, but it's not, according to Naked Security.
It suggests you to click on a link (bad move) that takes you to a page that says your session has timed out. It looks official, but when you enter your user name and password, it's all over; they gotcha!
If you have been duped into forking over your credentials on the micro-blogging site, there are some measures to take now:
First, you have to change your Twitter password. If you have multiple accounts, change them as well, especially if you use the same credentials.
Second, you should deny access to all third-party applications that you authorized in the past. Then you can go back and grant access later to those you trust. It's that simple.
But if your private emails are tied to the same passwords, you should change those as well to prevent any form of identity theft.
Photo: Twitter via Naked Security [screen grab]