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Telstra suffers from Twitter attack

Telstra suffers from Twitter attack
Telstra suffered a social media setback this week, after it’s BigPond Twitter account was hacked into and used to spread malicious links.
Someone broke into the “BigPondTeam” account and began sending direct messages to its followers.
The messages said “hey, look at this” and included a link to a page that appeared to be an official “videos.twitter.com” link, but was actually a link to a phishing site designed to steal people’s Twitter user names and passwords.
According to Symantec, social networking sites with large numbers of users are currently being targeted by hackers in order to infect the maximum number of machines or gather passwords for more malicious activities in the future.
Hackers have been targeting Facebook and MySpace users, advising members of a new login system and asking them to update their account details, which directs them to a fake site.
Symantec encourages users to be extremely wary of any requests for personal information or suspicious attachments, especially those including a ‘password reset’ request.

Telstra suffered a social media setback this week, after its BigPond Twitter account was hacked into and used to spread malicious links.

It has been reported that hackers broke into the ‘BigPondTeam’ account and began sending direct messages to its followers.

The messages said “hey, look at this” and included a link to a page that appeared to be an official ‘videos.twitter.com’ link, but was actually a link to a phishing site designed to steal people’s Twitter user names and passwords.

According to Symantec, social networking sites with large numbers of users are currently being targeted by hackers in order to infect the maximum number of machines or gather passwords for more malicious activities in the future.

Hackers have been targeting Facebook and MySpace users, advising members of a new login system and asking them to update their account details, which directs them to a fake site.

Symantec encourages users to be extremely wary of any requests for personal information or suspicious attachments, especially those including a ‘password reset’ request.

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