Now infamous Twitter hack exposes the real dangers of phishing

The news that Twitter has suffered a phishing attack – again – is hardly news in itself. The problem with Twitter is that if you get a tweet from Bill Gates and you check the sender you will find it really is from Gates. But they are much more effective if you downplay the level of person you hack and use for your phishing trip. Twitter may be the latest victim of a phishing attack, which means its users will suffer, trust will be lost and ultimately social media might change forever. And, as Keld van Schreven says, building defences against the dark art of phishing may rely on blockchain solutions.

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