Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has vowed to counteract spam accounts with "realtime" and "predictive" spam technology that the company is currently working on. In a tweeted response to a spam complaint by Twitter user Peter Kafka, Costolo stated,
For all the millions companies spend each year protecting their IT infrastructure from hackers, viruses, and other forms of malware, many forget that their social media accounts could be their weak link. So what can companies do to protect themselves, their staff, and their customers, against social media threats?
Another scam has become rampant on Twitter over the past few days, with a spat of direct messages being unlawfully sent via hi-jacked Twitter accounts. The majority of messages read "guaranteed. make $3,000 to $8,000 a month from home" or similar, and it's well advised that follow-through links within not be clicked.