Found an interesting spam/scam scheme today:
- Attacker posts their link that redirects to a legit news article
- Twitter resolves the redirect to news article
- Twitter hides link from Tweet and displays Twitter Card with news domain
- Attacker changes redirect to spam site
The Tweet now displays a legit looking Twitter Card with the news website domain, but actually goes to the scammer.
Something like this: https://twitter.com/0xjomo/status/1039583601367629825
@jomo Oh! And I forgot, after years of building Twitter content for promos, Twitter would hit our servers to try and update meta-data from those same ancient, dead promos. They DoS'ed us one day when their system decided to refresh everything within a few minutes.
Last Boost: link shorteners are harmful
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