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The same scammers who have been affecting Facebook are now targeting Twitter, evidence suggests.

The warning issued by internet security outfit, BitDefender, claims there is close connection between a Twitter scam reported by the Sophos naked security blog, and a Facebook scam.

Based on statistics provided by, the online threats team which traced one of the URLs used to spread the recent #howlong Twitter attack noticed a number of Facebook scams such as ‘See who viewed your profile’ and ‘Your top stalker’ had been spread from the same user account. The scam seeks commenting rights from the user, which would, allow the scammer access to their account.

With scams such as this more commonly encountered on Facebook, the recent rogue application seems to have caught Twitter users off guard. Tweeters have been duped into clicking on dodgy links and finding themselves directed to a page presenting a revenue-generating survey on behalf of the scammers.


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