The message content can be any of the following:
- A horrible rumor is spreading about you
- A nasty rumor is spreading about you
- A terrible rumor is spreading about you
- You see this video of someone taping you? [URL redacted] creep
- Hey you hear about the gossip your mentioned in? it started some serious drama, it fired up a lot of people on [URL redacted] sNqp
Whatever the message, it carries a shortened URL that directs the recipient to the domain ivtwtter(dot)com once clicked. Fortunately, the domain is no longer active.
Web browsers have also flagged the URL as a phishing site.
If you receive any of these messages (or similar), the best way to handle it is to simply delete it from your DM inbox and warn your followers. In warning them, don’t copy and paste the entire message you received with the live link still in it-as some are prone to do-because this just increases the possibility of the nefarious link getting clicked.
Steer clear, help other to do the same, and stay safe!
Other related posts:
- “Curious Who’s Stalking You?” – Yes, We’ve Heard It Before
- Twitter Phish DMs still Very Much Alive and Kicking
- Twitter Phish Aims for the Big Players
- Twitter Password Phishing
Jovi Umawing (Thanks to Holocyptic for the heads up on this one)
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