Beware of Fake CNBC Website Spreading Through Twitter.

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>> Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A fake CNBC website (www.cnbc.com-id.us)  is going viral on Twitter. We noticed fake tweets promoting the website. CNBC fake tweets are spreading with an average 50 tweets every minute. I think it is not intentionally tweeted by the twitter user, instead once someone visit the website, a tweet will be created in his/ her account. Hence make sure you don't click on such links. Luckily, Firefox is showing phishing website alert before leading to the website. Beware of a tweet in your Twitter timeline if it says:

 

The link takes you to a fake CNBC look alike website with a story saying a mom earning $5000-$7000 a month by working part time. The site is an exact look alike of CNBC and you would hardly be able to make out that its a fake at a first glance. The story pitches a site and the method of registration on that site. This is definitely a fake site so please beware. If you happen to read any article on CNBC then please check the site URL on your browser address bar and confirm that its not www.cnbc.com-id.us. Below is a screenshot of the fake site page. This website is also tracking your location and the headline will change with your city name, that might make the visitor more excited.


You might have authorized some Twitter apps to post tweets on your behalf and thus the only way to stay safe is that you carefully review the list of authorized applications and remove the ones that looks like unfamiliar.

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