TrendLabs researchers were alerted to the discovery of spammed messages that contained Twitter URLs. The spam uses subjects such as N3 Earn Extra Income! 7L, C2 Exrtra Income Daily 4P, and Q0 $$$ Oppurtunity 6O. It informs users about supposed work-from-home opportunities for Google that pay good sums of money. It then entices users to click the Twitter URL to view the details of the bogus ‘opportunities.’
When users click the link, they will land in the sender’s Twitter page where another URL is posted in a tweet along with a message that encourages them to work online. The said URL points to a bogus site about working online and some success stories. This spam attack used Twitter as a technique to lure users into clicking the link. Since Twitter is a trusted source, users may think the email they received is legitimate.
Users are advised to be wary of opening any suspicious-looking emails. Trend Micro protects users via the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, which detects and blocks this kind of spam. Non-Trend Micro product users can use free tools like eMail ID to stay secure.