Twitter has been hit by a plague of direct message spam, but so far users have gotten no guidance from Twitter management.
It started last night with a plague of messages with the text “Is this you?” and a possibly malicious URL that seemed to come from someone you followed. This evening, the message changed to “hey, i’ve been having better sex and longer with this here” followed by a link.
Have a large number of Twitter accounts been hacked? Or has someone figured out how to spoof DMs? I changed my password after a follower reported getting a spammy DM from me, but I suspect that really isn’t the problem.
Even if Twitter hasn’t fully figured out the problem yet, they owe users an update and some advice.