Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lesson Learned

My twitter account got hacked on Sunday.  After opening up a PM, I compromised not only my information, but my followers as well. That thing spread like wildfire.  Now I know why agents don't open anything unless requested.  Wow...that was scary.

We are vulnerable in the world wide web.

This is a lesson learned and trust me, I won't open any attachments/links unless requested.

It's just to risky.

I do want to apologize to those who were compromised as well.

It totally sucks.


12 comments:

  1. Hugs! How awful!

    Some of my friends think I'm strange because I won't touch unknown links, but that's exactly what I worry about.

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  2. Oh man, thanks for the reminder. Have you managed to get it all sorted out yet?

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  3. Yeah, Deb...I won't touch 'em anymore.

    According to twitter I had to change my password. I did. Keeping fingers crossed. I feel so bad though. Don't think I'm touching it for a while. =(

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  4. I received the same spam link from 3 different Tweeters, so you were not alone. I wish hackers would be a little more creative--are porn and viagra ads all they can come up with? Remember being Astleyed? I liked that one. I hope your account is fixed.

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  5. Thanks Julie, I feel a little bit better. I decided to deactivate my account. I hope it stops the spam.

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  6. I *thought* that PM sounded a little weird to me. :-p Sorry this happened.

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  7. Thanks Tony...Lesson learned. =)

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  8. That does totally suck. I guess there's a virus for everything, huh?

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  9. You got hacked? Oh, that sucks. It seems there are a lot of more hackings happening. I've been leary of social media to begin with. It's always terrible to learn that this happens to someone.

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  10. Yikes! That's awful. I'm sorry to hear that. Hope you can get that cleaned up soon.

    I wanted to say hello! I'm in your campaign group. Looking forward to the awesomeness to come. :)

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  11. Wow, that's for the warning. Something similar happened to my facebook account a while back. It is frightening how fast it goes. Thanks for sharing to keep us on our toes.
    And thanks for dropping by at my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
    Liz

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Thanks for stopping by! I had to turn on the word verification due to spammers. Sorry for the inconvenience.