And if celebrities are getting their Twitter accounts hacked into, it’s possible your account isn’t safe either (our social status is so below them). A-listers have been getting their accounts infiltrated by hackers displaying an assortment of messages from funny haha to obscene to spam crazy. It all began when Fox news posted a message about one of their anchors – ‘Bill O Riley is gay’. CNN’s Rick Sanchez was also hit with the potentially career destroying tweet – ‘I am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today’ (which he wouldn’t tweet about even if he was a user of the crack pipe). Even Stephen Fry fell victim to the scam – ‘Lawks. Hope I haven’t been phished for all my details. Clicked on scam URL last night before I knew what t it was. Eeek. X’.
Check out Britney’s fake forthright tweet after the jump…
Don’t be conned into handing over your login details. On hand to help is a Symantec security expert Marian Merritt, who offers the following advice to avoid getting scammed:
- Change your Twitter account password immediately if you suspect you’ve been victimised.
- Contact the Twitter support team for assistance.
- Check out Twitters comprehensive blog entry about the issue.
Only time will tell what’ll happen to the perp, but seeing as their victim list involves many high-profile people from celebsville, they’ll probably get more than a slap on the wrist when they’re caught.[via Tech Digest]
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