Mashable warns today of a scam currently doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter offering a free iPad. The scam is apparently being spread by hacked accounts. Mashable reports that Twitter’s security account, @safety, posted the following message the other day:<o></o>
“If you’ve received a message promising you a new iPad, not only is there no ipad, but also your friends have been hacked.”<o></o>
It also said that it would be sending out password resets to those people that have been hacked. <o>
</o> According to Mashable, although the scam is also present on Facebook, it’s not on the same scale, with only a few people being affected.<o>
</o> Yahoo News, also covering the story, spoke to Twitter user Gerome Stevens, who found that the scammers were using his Twitter account to send messages to his friends asking them to visit a site called better-gifts.net. Once they got to the site, it then tried to mine valuable personal information off them. <o>
</o> It’s easy to be caught out by these scams no matter how clued-up you think you are, so everyone should as always take care what personal information they divulge on the web.
Source: Mashable, Yahoo News <o></o>