‘Free iPad’ Spam Targets Facebook, Twitter
A bout of spam disguised as a free iPad offer is compromising the accounts of social network users on Facebook and Twitter.
Many social networkers have received free iPad offers with a link sending them to another site which asks for personal information, according to the IDG News Service. The message usually comes from a trusted source or friend whose account has already been hacked.
Twitter’s security-related account recently posted the following message on its site: “If you’ve received a message promising you a new iPad, not only is there no iPad, but also your friends have been hacked.”
Twitter plans to send out new passwords to those who have been hacked.
Although the spam has mainly hit Twitter, it’s also made its way on to Facebook.
"It's affecting an extremely small percentage of people on Facebook, but we take all threats seriously," a Facebook spokesman told IDG News.