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Its spams “Advert Links and Scams” like the image below

Go to the Twitter Profile of The Spammer and Report for spam.

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Security Alert: Twitter virus spreading.- From AVG

Security Alert: Twitter virus spreading.

A new virus labelled the “Tweet Viewer” virus has been spreading on the popular social networking platform Twitter.
The virus, which emulates similar viruses on Facebook, encourage a user to follow a link which will allegedly show them who has recently viewed their profile. They normally encourage users to click by promising to reveal “shocking” truth over who looks at your profile, and many use ex-partners as lures.
While the virus has already been well documented and Twitter security has already released a recommended course of action to avoid falling victim to such attacks and also what to do if you already have.
As ever it is important to make sure you trust any link you follow on social networking sites where malicious intent is rife due to the high trust environment. We would recommend only following a link if you implicitly trust the sender and it is addressed to you specifically.
If you’re still not entirely sure about a link try and use a Link Scanner where possible, this should be able to check for attacks before you become vulnerable. AVG has a free Link Scanner which you can use any time here.
Further information about the Tweet Viewer virus can be found here.


WOW! You can see WHO VISITS your TWITTER profile. That’s cool! 🙂 – http://bit.ly/tweetviewer
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I just viewed my TOP20 Profile STALKERS. I can’t believe my EX is still checking me every day –http://bit.ly/tweetviewer
There is something amazing about how desperately humans want to see who has viewed their online profiles. This desire has been taken advantage of (again) by Twitter spammers as tweets like “WOW! You can see WHO VISITS your TWITTER profile. That’s cool! 🙂 – http://bit.ly/tweetviewer” and “I just viewed my TOP20 Profile STALKERS. I can’t believe my EX is still checking me every day” are proliferating this morning, at about 159 tweets a minute.
The “See Who Viewed Your Profile” application preys upon this exact curiosity, asking users for Twitter oAuth, and then using that authorization to tweet out the above. And while it’s not clear that it’s doing anything behind the scenes, at the moment it is definitely using the access granted to spread itself. Once again: Don’t click on any http://bit.ly/tweetviewer links, and if you do, immediately revoke the application’s access to your account by going to Settings > Connections > Revoke Access.
Twitter’s Head of Trust and Safety Del Harvey recommends the same, here.
Del Harvey@delbius
Del Harvey

If you clicked (even though you knew the link was bogus), you gotta revoke access to the app. Help page:http://t.co/TjSCpcL
Mark Suster@msuster
Mark Suster

Access revoked, password changed. Damn iPhone usage of Twitter. Clicked on a link before I knew what it was. #fawk
Update: Bit.ly has blocked the domains hosting the links, but as long as the app has Twitter permissions it continue to spread with a new short link. Here are the Bit.ly stats of the originallink’s trajectory.

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11.6 hours survey scam spreads like wildfire on Twitter – Sophos

11.6 hours survey scam spreads like wildfire on Twitter

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A rogue application has caught Twitter users off their guard today, with thousands of people duped into clicking on links believing that it will reveal how many hours they have spent on Twitter.
I have spent 11.6 hours on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here

I have spent 11.6 hours on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]

However, if you click on the bit.ly link being used in the message you are taken to a page which attempts to connect a rogue application called “Time on Tweeter” with your Twitter account.
Twitter connect dialog
The application instantly tweets a message to your Twitter feed, claiming that you have also spent 11.6 hours on Twitter..
Twitter message
..thus spreading the link virally, and then directs you to a page which presents a revenue-generating survey on behalf of the scammers.
Survey scam linked to from Twitter
Affected users should revoke the application’s access to their Twitter account immediately.
Twitter revoke app
Scams like this are very commonly encountered on Facebook, but are more rarely seen on Twitter.
Sophos is in contact with bit.ly about closing down the offending link, but it’s always possible that the scammers will use other links and other names for their rogue applications. So be on your guard and always think twice before allowing a third-party app to have access to your Twitter account.
I’ll be publishing more information about this fast-spreading scam shortly – but in the meantime, feel free to follow me at @gcluley on Twitter.

>Scam Sniper – Work At Home Scam Spreads Via Twitter And TweetMeme


Scam Sniper – Work At Home Scam Spreads Via Twitter And TweetMeme

Unfortunately the TweetMeme service, which is used to find the hottest links on Twitter, has given spammers a helping hand overnight promoting a “get rich quick”, work from home website.

The Tweets to stay away from are:

“hey everyone you’ve got to check this out I made $560 today so far + [LINK]”
“check out this article! I made $200 today! + [LINK]”
“CNBC7 – Work at home mom makes $6,795/month working part-time from home + [LINK]”

“Anything Similar + [ Link ]”

The link will take you to a site which claims to have been featured in mainstream media, but it is nothing more then a work at home scam. To read more about this current twitter Spamming trend please follow the link below to the Sophos Blog “NakedSecurity”.

Work at home spam spreads via Twitter, with a little help from TweetMeme

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