Got word on Twitter that you

Give me your Twitter credentials, full name and e-mail address and I


[warning! keepin’ it real]

@you got any direct messages warning you that somebody’s out to splash dirt onto your shiny happy public image on a blog?

@me  really now. who’d bother to do that? I’m no celebrity and I keep all my enemies close.

@you absolutely positive you wouldn’t fall for something like this?

@me  neaaah. maybe….who knows? on a bad day, I might.

@you but you just said no one’d have anything to gain from slandering you.

@me come on! they say “real bad blog”. I’ll just check it out. what can happen?

@you trouble, man! you get into trouble!

@ me say it with me: pa-ra-noid? :-)

@ you k, then. go ahead and click.

@me will do just that.

@you  so, how bad is it?

@ me dunno. just landed on a twitter page.

@ you and????

@ me something’s kinda phishy…why would I enter my twitter credentials AGAIN?

@you why not? :-)

@ me ‘cause I wasn’t born yesterday.

@ you r u really, really sure there’s smth wrong with it?

@ me haha URL begins with twittelr …gotcha!!!!!. it’s a fake.


This article is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Tudor Florescu, BitDefender Online Threats Analyst 

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About the author

Ioana Jelea

Ioana Jelea has a disturbing (according to friendly reports) penchant for the dirty tricks of online socialization and for the pathologically mesmerizing news trivia. From gory, though sometimes fake, death reports to nip slips and other such blush-inducing accidents, her repertoire is an ever-expanding manifesto against any Victorian-like frame of thought that puts a strain on online creativity. She would like to keep things simple, but she never does.