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Phishers target Twitter

By Bodhisattva Banerji     Jan 6, 2009 in Crime
Twitter has become the latest victim of phishers. The phishing site has been designed in such a way that as soon as the account holder enters information the account will be hijacked.
Phishers have targeted Twitter as their latest victim. The phishing site has reportedly been designed for replicating the Twitter login page. The URL as well, as reported by news reports, spread through the Direct Message functionality of the site. Thus, the experts on the cyber crimes, state that the Twitter users become extremely vulnerable to a phishing attack in a concerted way that has been aimed at stealing the login details.
In further reports, it has been suggested by the media agencies that the problem has surfaced over the Christmas period of last year.
As some of the users say, the attack shapes in a form of a message asking directly to the account holder while logging-in, for clicking on a link to see a detailed content. Once accessed, the page with the URL is presented in an ostensible authentic Twitter login prompt that asks a username and password.
The fact however is that such a domain,, does not really exist. Though as the reports suggest that shockingly enough it has been found that the domain belongs to one Zhang Xiaohu based in the Hunan province of China registered on 16th of December.
As soon as an account holder enters the account information the account will get hijacked and thereby would be used to create more accounts.
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