‘Profile Views’ Scam Hits Twitter, Affecting Thousands of Users

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A scam that seems tailor-made for Facebook is worming its way across Twitter.

According to Sophos, thousands of Twitter users have already fallen for the scam, which is luring people in with tweets that read: “My profile was viewed ### times JUST TODAY! Click here to see how many views you got! http://tiny.cc/” Clicking on the link will prompt you to grant account access to a rogue application, which will generate a random number of profile views, and automatically post the exact same message to your Twitter page.

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