Twitter are being clever bods this week, announcing that they’re about to give a righteous kick in the nuts to all spammers and scammers on their network, by launching a new service that will apparently stop all phishers from pinching people’s passwords. Yay for them.
Phishing scams have been targeting Twitter users loads recently, by Direct Messaging, so Twitter, in their infinite wisdom, have created this service which apparently has no name, but to which Twitter will route all sites submitted to it to so it can detect bad links and spam and get rid of them. Snazzy.
‘By routing all links submitted through this new service, we can detect, intercept and prevent the spread of bad links across all of Twitter,’ said Twitter’s trust and safety team head honcho Del Harvey. ‘Even if a bad link is already sent out in an email notification.’ Good work team.