Welcome Fellow Twitters!

Good news! I am expanding my social media presence and yesterday just launched a Twitter account. Feel free to follow me on @e_kaspersky. So, this is just a perfect moment to say “Hello world” to the Tweetersphere!

Note to many Russian users who agreed to subscribe to my updates: I am in the process of setting up the Russian language only account and hopefully I will launch it for the upcoming event in Kosmodemyansk (follow the #kozmo hash tag!).

Sorry guys, English and Russian are the only two languages I am fluent in!

My follow back policy is quite easy. I like being in touch with the community and will be open for your direct messages, newsfeeds and suggestions. Therefore I would gladly do so with only two warranties.

First I won’t follow back accounts that look much like scams or seem to be involved in hacking, virus writing or any sort of other cyber criminal activity.

Secondly, please, give me some time to review your requests and follow back. The fact I am not following you doesn’t mean I suspect you are a cyber criminal. And vice versa – If I do follow you, that doesn’t mean I do [not] suspect you are a cyber criminal :) If I still miss you in the list of people I follow, just let me know.

I really appreciate your warm greetings, lots of mentions and retweets. In just 3 hours I got 500+ followers and the number keeps growing every minute! I’ve often heard that Twitter quickly absorbs people and now I see this is true. Totally agree with @NifS. She said “Eugene, welcome to the addiction!”. Hello, Tweetverse!

Okay, now there is something I would like to draw your attention.

It is not an easy task to verify a Twitter account as the verification program is not publicly available and imposes a set of requirements. Therefore I was forced to go tweeting as is. At the same time you should be aware that blindly following other people may lead to helping spreading scams and malware. Following malicious accounts would motivate your friends to follow them as well, raising their profile. Then a malicious person could just share a link that points to malware or so.

Surprisingly most of the security guys got in touch with me to make sure this is not an imposter. Costin Raiu (@craiu) perfectly described the rule I’d recommend you to follow “Better to ask, then sorry”.

Mikko Hypponen (@mikkohypponen) was also very cautious asking me a very special question. But he did it after following me. As you can see I tested his validity back and can confirm this is Mikko who is behind this account.

Later in June I will announce my new official blog and will regularly keep updating you about the latest happenings in the IT security industry, my travelling observations with a variety of fun and exciting videos and photos.

Again thanks for your support and looking forward to your tweets!

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