The twitter handle of Zimbabwean parliament has been hacked (or it appears like) as it has been posting about digital currency and trading in the last four hours. The links being posted appears to promote the digital currency called Ethereum , a trick used by hacked to fish for users information by clicking on the links.

What is phishing ?

Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving up your Twitter username, email address or phone number and password, usually so they can send out spam from your account. Often, they’ll try to trick you with a link that goes to a fake login page.

Phishing scammers send fraudulent messages to a large number of people, in an attempt to trick them into revealing private information, like a password. An email or website may be disguised to appear legitimate.

It can be difficult to recognize a spoofed email as they may look very convincing or appear to come from a Twitter email address. You can check the headers of an email to find out more about the source of the message, and you should be suspicious of new or unexpected emails. Twitter doesn’t send emails with attachments, and will never ask you to provide your password via email, Direct Message, or reply.

If you suspect your account has been compromised, you can find out what to do on our compromised accounts help page. If Twitter believes your account has been hacked, we may reset the account password to prevent the hacker from misusing your account. In this case, we’ll email you a secure link to where you can select a new password. Again, this link will always be on the website, and we never ask you to provide your password via email, Direct Message, or reply.


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