The New York Times warns of a rash of phishing attempts on Twitter. Read the full story here.
An excerpt (emphasis added):
Facebook is no longer alone in its troubles. Twitter is also becoming a target of phishers. The last few days have seen a slew of Twitter phishing attacks, possibly orchestrated in a chess-like multi-move plan that resulted in three sets of victims and, very likely, some seedy profits.
In a smooth move, the (phony–ed.) site’s address was tvviter.com (notice the double “v” and single “t”), likely an effort to reassure anyone who glanced at the address bar.
In his podcast, Jeffrey routinely warns listeners to take care and pay attention if they check out a website he has not yet personally had a chance to vet (and to let him know if you find something off key about it).
That is always wise advice.