I had a direct message from a friend on twitter today asking about a direct message she’d had from someone she followed. The direct message said,
“Someone said this real bad thing about you in a blog….[link removed]”
If you click the link it takes you to a website at tnijurl.com and then a ‘twitter login’ page at berichtenversturen.com/ which appears to be the twitter.com front page but is not. The domain name berichtenversturen.com was registered in China in November 2010. tnijurl.com was registered in Poland.
The direct message is a ‘phishing scam’ aimed at stealing your twitter login details. I wrote about these scams back in February 2010, with links to some useful twitter resources about keeping safe.
Twitter has a very useful help page about problems with phishing and hacking. A good place to start is here: Safety: Keeping your account secure.