Monday, September 9, 2013

Massive Wave Of Twitter Phishing Spam Apparently Being Posted From HootSuite Users’ Accounts

Over the past hour or so there has been a massive wave of spam related to a ‘free Groupon of pure garcinia cambogia‘ rising on Twitter. The tweets are coming hot and heavy every few seconds and have targeted celebrity accounts like Jane Fonda, sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and even some TechCrunch writers. Many other users appear to be affected by the tweets, and they all appear to have originated with the HootSuite client. One possible explanation for this is that a repository of HootSuite users have had their accounts compromised by a malicious entity gaining access to a company server. We reached out to HootSuite for comment and CEO Ryan Holmes said that they are “currently reviewing the spam incident” and will get back to us with a statement.


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