Typo-Squatting Site Designed to Look Like Twitter

Kara Reeder

vnunet.com reports that Trend Micro security researcher Rik Ferguson has discovered a typo-squatting site that is designed to look like Twitter. Trying to look authentic, the URL uses only two 't's and replaces the 'w' with 'vv' (www.tvviter.com).

 

According to Ferguson, the fake site

 

"has been designed to harvest credentials, and is currently directing users (through intermediate fake personal web sites and using URL shortening services) to sites hosting euphemistically titled 'Adult Dating Services' by automatically adding followers to the compromised accounts."

 

Attackers are increasingly targeting Twitter. Just this month, there were reports that an administrative account was breached and a New York Times account was hacked.



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