Twitter has taken the world by storm in recent months; it’s growing faster than Facebook but not the biggest social network yet. Twitter even received a tweet from space recently, and has gone over capacity when major news breaks.
Now it seems that Twitter users are reporting that they have been forced to change their passwords, and this is different to obvious passwords that have been banned in the past. The users received an e-mail that said “account may have been compromised in a phishing attack” and the email continues to say that this attack may have took place “off-Twitter”.
Have you had this email about a Twitter Phishing attack? Nearly everyone gets emails like this that mostly turn out to be false emails, but Mashable are reporting the email is “genuine”. Twitter seems to have found something “fishy” and are trying to prevent problems before they happen.
You can also read more on The Next Web who
report that a combination of NutshellMail and the Twitter account @THCx could be to blame has updated their post after being contacted by the CEO of NutshellMail.
WE have received this from the CEO of NutshellMail:
I am the CEO of NutshellMail and in touch to respond to your article on the Twitter phishing attack. We’d like to clarify immediately that NutshellMail is not the source of this attack.
NutshellMail is a secure service that uses Twitter oAuth to connect accounts, and therefore does not store its users’ passwords. In addition, the Twitter user who made the supposition and whose screenshot was used in the original post on The Next Web, @amyherndon, commented that NutshellMail is not absolutely responsible for this attack.
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