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Example of a Twitter Phishing Attack

Looks like there is a lot of Twitter phishing going around right now

Looks like there is a lot of Twitter phishing going around right now. I got a strange DM on Saturday, which contained a URL constructed to look like a Facebook page:


The link itself was to a shorted t.co URL, in this case: http://t.co/xXJ3JBr

This redirects to a page being served out by apps.facebook.com. However, it frames a page which is being served out by wow.freshtweets.info (WHOIS info), a domain registered by someone in Miami. A traceroute shows that the content in the frame is served from a server located in Russia. You can see the framing below, it is quite convincing:


Presumably, if you enter your Twitter username and password here, your own Twitter account is used to send these DMs. Clever, but nasty.

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.