Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thousands of Twitter users are falling once again for a scam that requires victims to grant access to a malicious application. Today's scam seems to be a continuance of a trend in which the scammers are adapting their ego-driven bogus Facebook apps to operate on Twitter.
Just like on Facebook, Twitter users seem to be blindly allowing these apps to post to their accounts. The bogus(spams) app posts the following to the feeds of its victims:
"My profile was viewed ### times JUST TODAY! Click here to see how many views you got! http://tiny.cc/"
We observed a earlier this month on facebook, so we expect to see increasing scams as Twitter gains more and more traction in the social networking space.
The advice remains the same as for Facebook. Be cautious of which games/apps you approve and carefully audit the authorization page to see if an app wants control of your account or permission to post.