Experts Say That Chaos at Twitter Threatens the Security and Safety of Users
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The chaos on Twitter following the social media’s takeover by billionaire Elon Musk is already beginning to threaten the security and safety of its users less than a week after ownership changed hands. The turmoil has enabled cybercriminals to capitalize on the crisis, Musk has gutted the company’s content moderation and policy enforcement processes, and Musk has floated a blue-check payment idea that could allow malicious actors to flourish on the service.
First, cybercriminals are already capitalizing on Twitter’s ongoing verification chaos by sending phishing emails designed to steal the passwords of unwitting users. The phishing email campaign lures Twitter users into posting their usernames and passwords on an attacker’s website disguised as a Twitter help form.
The email is sent from a Gmail account and links to a …
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