Twitter Bug on the Loose

I got a personal email from a well respected blogger which was weird. It was weird that this blogger would be emailing little ol ME – and then the email itself was weird.

The email said something along the line of that he had found a picture of me and I should click on the link. Being the modest sort – I clicked without thinking. When I clicked (something I normally don’t do – but this is a RESPECTED blogger) – it was obviously a phishing attempt trying to get my Twitter information. Thank goodness it was obvious what was going on. Some phishing attempts are top rate – this one wasn’t.

Remember, it’s only paranoia is they’re NOT out to get you and it’s obvious that someone is out to get you and acquire your Twitter login information. I didn’t think much of it until this morning when I read Chris Brogan’s Log Into Twitter And Change Your Password.

Ignore the email if you get it. If you get one from me – let me know. Change your Twitter password in the meantime.


  1. Hi Kathy. Thanks for the warning. I’m pretty good at not opening emails from sources I don’t know, but like you I may have been fooled in this case.

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  2. Twitter has been hit real hard lately. The phishing DM’s are bad enough, but I’ve been getting a lot of fake followers from well respected names. When you click on the user it says something like “Sorry, the account you were headed to has been suspended due to strange activity” or “That page doesn’t exist!”

    I imagined it would only be a matter of time before this sort of thing started taking place. The only thing we can do is keep each other aware of this so that we don’t fall into the phishing trap and also update our passwords.


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  3. for the life of me i can’t understand why other people want to use other people’s twitter account. to send out fake messages. uh where is the joy. people are lame. i think i got one DM from a blogger friend that could have been a phishing attempt. i think i did click and then said opps. so far my account is okay

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