Company advises affected users to change account info, not click on links
By Suzanne Choney
Some users of Twitter, the microblogging site, may be the victim of a new phishing and account hijacking attempt on Twitter that specifically affects private messages — called “Direct Messages” or DMs — sent between users.
“According to Del Harvey, our trust and safety director, there are onging DM phishing attacks that are affecting a relatively small number of users,” said a Twitter spokeswoman. “We’re working on re-setting the passwords of those affected and notifying users through the @spam account,” which is Twitter’s own page on the site that talks about spam.
“Getting weird DMs? Probably due to phishing,” Twitter said on the page. “Don’t go to the (Web) links sent in the DMs or give out your log-in and password” information.