Scammers Hit Twitter - Tweet Storm
A flurry of tainted micropostings is swamping Twitter with malicious scams, making it tougher to trust tweets even from people you know, security researchers say. Several attacks that launched last week used tried-and-true e-mail spamming techniques. "We're seeing old scams migrating to the popular social networks," says Matt Marshall, lead researcher at Redspin, which tests network defenses. Ref. Source 8
During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods. During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That's according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it. Source 3i.