Twitter Phishing Trail Follows To DigitalGangester


There have been as many as 33 celebrity Twitter accounts hacked this morning. Each accounts had posted different messages with different intentions. Lately, it turned out to be posted by different people with different goals. The intention behind posting messages on Fox News & Rick Sanchez from CNN were to simply destroy their reputation. While on many other profiles, messages led to some or the other affiliate links, with the intention to make some money.

Michael Arrington from TechCrunch writes on the Twitter hack trail to DigitalGangster. He writes, "It all seems to point back to one person that goes by “Gmz” on a hacker site called Digital Gangster (this site was also where Miley Cyrus photos were posted after they were taken from her hacked Gmail account). Gmz, says a source, obtained the account credentials for the Twitter accounts and then posted them on DigitalGanster. It was removed shortly afterward, but not before others grabbed the information and started to post on the various sites."

He also emailed Gmz from his new Digital Gangster account to confirm that he originally posted the credentials. Twitter, of course, could follow up with Digital Gangster via their attorneys or the police and get access to that information. And it should be very easy to track the people who posted affiliate links on hacked Twitter accounts - just contact the affiliate companies and follow the money.

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