Sophos researchers are warning of a fake app for Twitter that's actually a relatively straightforward phishing scam.

"The Stalkers app, which purports to be officially sanctioned and to track people who are 'stalking your Twitter,' is promoted via messages linking to the application, which does nothing except coax victims into handing over their usernames and passwords to crooks," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"The scam is ultimately designed to gain access to compromised accounts that can then be abused either to further promote the rogue app or to send spam-related or malicious site links to a compromised user's followers," Leyden writes.

Go to "Twitter 'Stalker app' just a phishing scam" to read the details.

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