Apr 23, 2021

Phishing message sent from Twitter? The platform confirms massive error

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An unprecedented event occurred a few hours ago when, by mistake, thousands of users received an email from Twitter requesting users to confirm their accounts, giving the impression of being a massive phishing attack. This incident, which began around 10:00 PM on Thursday, impacted individual and business accounts alike.

The subject line of these messages only mentioned the phrase “Confirm your Twitter account”, and included a button to complete the action. While these messages seemed legitimate, the cybersecurity community soon began to question their provenance and intentions, as this clearly seemed like a simple but effective phishing attack.

During the minutes following the sending of this message, users began posting their doubts on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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