If you received a vague direct message from someone on Twitter lately, you might want to ignore the link they’re sharing.

According to the security folks over at Kaspersky, a new version of an old phishing campaign is making the rounds on Twitter lately by encouraging users to click on links in direct messages.

The private messages sent just to you from a follower will say something like: “hey, someone is spreading nasty rumours about you” and include a shortened link.

I’ve probably received one a day this past week, so it’s no surprise that Kaspersky Lab Expert David Jacoby decided to look into this, as detailed in a blog post.

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