Twitter Phishing Attack Suckers British Politicians, Journalists

Kara Reeder

Several British journalists and politicians fell victim to a Twitter phishing scam that pushed a link to a Web site selling sexual-performance drugs, according to


One of the victims was Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whose account sent out links to a site selling knock-off male potency pills, reports The Register. It is believed that the point of the scam was to steal log-in credentials.


This is the second phishing attack to hit Twitter this week. Earlier, users were sent a message that says "This you????" followed by a link that leads to a fake Twitter log-in page.

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