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.


  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.

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

  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. =(

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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. :)

  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.


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