Fake Facebook tweets
Some Twitter users received direct messages from followers with a message and a link, saying it leads to an embarrassing photo or video of them on Facebook. Some of the lines used included: “there are some real nasty things being said about you here [link],” and “ROFL... OMG I’m laughing so hard at this picture of u my friend found.
In fear of Internet embarrassment, the recipients click the link and were prompted to update their Flash player. Clicking won’t update the Flash player – instead, it allows a virus or malware to enter the computer or smartphone to steal confidential information. To solve the problem, Twitter recommends changing your password, your apps permissions, and your passwords for those apps.