I think a friend's Twitter account has been compromised. She has sent me a direct message with a link which is an obvious phishing attempt to get my password.

I didn't fall for it, and I sent a message back to my friend that her account may have been compromised. Even if the message didn't actually come from her and was spoofed in some other way, I still want to report it to Twitter so that they can detect other messages using the same link.

The Twitter Help Center isn't particularly helpful in this regard. How can I report this to them? Can one even forward a Twitter DM?


This site should send you to the appropriate form to report phishing http://twitter.com/help/escalate

Specifically, have your friend fill out the "Account hacked" form.

  • Yeah, been there. It's just a wall of links. The closes I can find is the one for spam. It's not very helpful. – ale Mar 24 '13 at 15:19
  • The one about harassment might help – user35263 Mar 24 '13 at 23:14
  • Ok, get your friend to fill out this form. – user35263 Mar 24 '13 at 23:17
  • After filling out the form, all they had her do was change her password and disconnect any connected apps. – ale Mar 25 '13 at 14:44
  • Ask her to run a full anti-virus scan on her computer, even if she has a Mac – user35263 Mar 26 '13 at 1:03

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