Twitter verified account targeted in Phishing Campaigns

Twitter verified account targeted in Phishing Campaigns

Twitter is now charging $8 a month for Twitter Blue and account verification. With this many phishing emails targeting verified users started flooding.

A new report on numerous phishing operations with a blue badge subscription theme that target Twitter-verified users. Paid users can expect to receive “Priority in answers, mentions & search, less adverts, and upload long video & audio” in addition to the blue badge. This new blue badge subscription process is being used by threat actors to target verified users.

 

Multiple phishing emails targeting Twitter-verified users have been seen by the security news company Bleeping Computer. Users are urged to sign into their Twitter accounts by the phishing emails to review the new verification rules. Users are taken to a phishing website after clicking the link in the email, where their Twitter username and password are stolen. According to investigation, the emails came from the servers of hacked websites, websites that housed out-of-date WordPress versions, or websites that had vulnerable plugins.

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Source 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/as-twitter-brings-on-8-fee-phishing-emails-target-verified-accounts/

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May 21st, 2024

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