Change Your Twitter Password! Possible Phishing Attack

Twitter has been under phishing attacks lately, as many of us know. Earlier today Twitter sent an email to users (not all users) to change their passwords. Most of the people considered it as a phishing email and tried to login to their twitter. Obviously, they were unable to login because twitter had changed the passwords (password reset request was sent after changing the passwords of users).

As a reminder, you should be extraordinarily suspicious of any third party that offers to artificially inflate your follower count. We do not endorse any of these sites.

Email from Twitter

Due to concern that your account may have been compromised in a phishing attack that took place off-Twitter, your password was reset. Please create a new password by opening this link in your browser:


Twitter was not the focus of attack but another service was, says twitter. User accounts may have been exposed and password reset step was taken as security judiciousness.

NutshellMail is supposed to be blamed here. NutshellMail sends emails, which includes things from twitter and Facebook. There has not been any evidence if NutshellMail was the main target because either Twitter or NutshellMail made no clear statements.

Another thing why social networking sites are attacked most?

Sensitive & Personal information is shared on Social Networking sites that are of great interest to the cyber crooks, and they consider it an opportunity to rake in some of the free money floating around. Due to the increased attacks on Social Networking sites, users have to protect themselves against these types of attacks to avoid any mishaps.

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