Recently, the phishing attempts are happening again as seen above from my twitter account. Those who had received such direct messages and have given their account details should change their passwords immediately.
Scammers are also taking advantage of tweets in a way similar to how they rely on Internet search engines – they create Tweets that include keywords in them. Similar to how websites are designed to gain visibility through search engine optimization, scammers use Tweets that require less effort. For example, new Tweets appearing at the top in the search results list for the most recent Tweets.
There are about 100 accounts tweeting around 300 Tweets with bad links every hour. Twitter blocks suspected malware URLs and flags suspected harmful shortened URLs. However some users may be directed to sites when clicking on the malicious links using smartphones. Users are typically informed that they have completed registration for a paid video service and ask that payment be made. These sites display information such as IP addresses, customer IDs, and browsers used to access the page to make the user believe that the site owner can track them down.
So beware before you click on any links on twitter. Check out Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.2 or later. You can download it here at the Google Play store.