Twitter has confirmed that it has now reset the passwords of all compromised accounts which should cease the tidal wave of spam messages for the time being.
Mystery currently surrounds how the criminals compromised the Twitter accounts.
Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.
Some 42% of Americans know someone who has used online dating, up from 31% in 2005.
Clearly, if a hacker has managed to ascertain your Twitter password there is a chance that they may have also compromised your system in other ways too.So far over 700 Twitter accounts have been compromised in the two hours since 7pm GMT. Affected users should change their password to a secure one as soon as possible (see today’s earlier blog entry for advice).The porn webcam portal contains an obfuscated Java Script that loads up porn related advertisments on the browsing computer. It is unclear how the mass compromise occured, although with Twitterers willingness to enter their Twitter username and password into any number of third-party websites offering Twitter related services, the opportunities for cybercrime are many.Twitter users should to be vigilant as approximately 750 accounts on the popular micro-blogging site have been hit by yet another hack attack.Experts at Sophos Labs found that inappropriate messages were being sent from compromised accounts in an effort to drive traffic to a pornographic website, Chatwebcamfree.Hundreds of Twitter users have been hit by another attack on the popular micro-blogging site, with messages being sent from compromised accounts trying to drive traffic to a pornographic website.The messages which say are being spammed out as Tweets.And this is especially true for those at the upper end of the socio-economic spectrum: Even as online daters have largely positive opinions of the process, many have had negative experiences using online dating.Yet even some online daters view the process itself and the individuals they encounter on these sites somewhat negatively.The messages, which are being spammed out as Tweets, resemble the following: followed by a link to the Chatwebcamfree website.However, the index page of this website serves up obfuscated Java Script that loads a variety of pornographic adverts and contains a web form directed to a site called