verified accounts

Twitter warns verified users against attempts to mislead public after Conservative factcheckUK stunt

The Conservative Party press office posed as an independent fact-checking service on Twitter, abusing its verified status in an attempt to fool British voters.

I find it hard to see it any other way…


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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.


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Mind your company’s old Twitter accounts, rather than allowing them to be hijacked by hackers

There were only 13 episodes of the science fiction TV show “Almost Human” aired before it was pulled from the schedules in 2014.

But its Twitter account lives on, under the control of cryptocurrency giveaway scammers.


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How Twitter users can fake a verified account – and how you can tell the difference

Learn a simple way to fool other Twitter users into thinking your account is verified..

And discover how you can tell the difference between a fake verified Twitter account and the real deal.


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Rock band Garbage have had their Twitter hacked

A hacker has seized control of the rock band Garbage’s official Twitter account, posting unauthorised messages to thousands of the group’s fans.


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Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process

The person behind the @Wendi_Deng Twitter account has admitted they are an imposter – but not before Twitter gave them a “verified” badge and newspapers reported the tweets from Rupert Murdoch’s wife were legitimate.


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Why you shouldn’t trust Google+ Verified Accounts

Google may have started to roll out verification badges for celebrities and public figures who have Google+ accounts. But, unfortunately, it’s not going to close the door to fraud on the fledgling social network.


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Why verified accounts won’t kill off Twitter fraudsters

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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