Yesterday I had a message from somebody with a great reputation who knows lots of people and who I've known for a very long time. The sort of person you trust without thinking.
You have a new direct message:I can't remember what I did now - whether I clicked the link or not. However I was suspicious but wondered because I know the person well
(name of twitterer): i made $300 today. this place showed me. (URL of naughty link)
Having read about the number of hacked accounts sending out emails yesterday, I've played it safe:
- I've now changed my password.
- I'm going to be very wary of anybody sending me a direct message via Twitter with a link - no matter how well I know them!
- I'm also not going to be using Twitter for a while to send messages to anybody! If you've got a message for me this blog tells you how to get in touch with me.
PS Just in case you're wondering I've written to the person whose account sent me the naughty message - so unless you got an email from me it wasn't you! ;)
PPS - UPDATE - I'm getting returned messages from the person concerned as every mailbox address I have for her is unavailable - so if it's you I think you'll already know about it!