Even Pros Get Tricked
Have you ever received a DM with a message about terrible pictures or other bad news?
Chances are that you have. They are rampant on twitter!
Even pros like Ryan Deiss get tricked in to clicking a link and then authorizing the page to tweet on their behalf (or, more likely it was one of his minions)
How do they do it?
The idea is to blast out DMs to people with a message about bad things being said about you or bad pictures of you being published.
Anything to get you to click the link.
once you click that link then you’re most likely taken to a page that tries to further trick you in to authorizing an app to give you access to the pictures.
if you do that, you’re screwed!
once you give an app permission to post on your behalf, they can then DM everyone in your followers list the same sneaky message.
because the message comes to them from someone they most likely know, they will click it and then go on to get hacked themselves.