Fake Instagram Verification & Twitter Badge Phishing
Social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter offer verification badges as a credibility indicator to help show authenticity and integrity to visitors. To obtain a badge, profiles must meet a list of various requirements and undergo verification process.
For example, the one found on our Sucuri Twitter profile:
Let’s examine how these coveted verification badges are being used as a phishing lure for social engineering campaigns targeting some of the most popular social networks across the net.