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As we don’t yet know how the hackers compromised accounts, it wouldn’t do any harm to scan your computer with an up-to-date anti-virus product either.Twitter has confirmed that approximately 750 accounts were hijacked by criminals during the course of this attack, and says that they have reset the passwords of all compromised accounts.

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UPDATE: The folks over at Twitter have been busy sorting this compromise out and have blogged about it here, they estimate that about 750 accounts were compromised.

Incidentally it looks like Facebook was hit with a similar attack about a month previously.

However, the index page of that website serves up obfuscated Java Script that loads a variety of pornographic adverts and contains a web form directed to a site called

Clearly, if a hacker has managed to ascertain your Twitter password there is a chance that they may have also compromised your system in other ways too.

The messages, which are being spammed out as Tweets, resemble the following: followed by a link to the Chatwebcamfree website.

However, the index page of this website serves up obfuscated Java Script that loads a variety of pornographic adverts and contains a web form directed to a site called That should stop the tidalwave of spam messages advertising adult webcam websites for now.But there is still a lack of clarity of how the accounts were compromised in the first place. Last month, Facebook users reported seeing a very similar message.The scam seems reminiscent of the one we saw on Google Talk a few weeks ago.As usual, now would be a good time to change your password, especially if you have one that's easy to guess. Update: A commenter notes that this is the exact same scam that was seen on Facebook several weeks ago. Twitter users should to be vigilant as approximately 750 accounts on the popular micro-blogging site have been hit by yet another hack attack.

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