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When your Twitter is hacked once...


...adding 305 accounts to your Following tab, it's weird. You change your password and move on.

When it happens again the next day, with 205 accounts added, it makes one wonder if someone is targeting you personally.

Password is changed, again, to something Twitter's software assured me was "Very Strong", and I sent a message to Twitter about it. I forgot to mention that a bunch of Twitter posts from people I intentionally followed, were missing both times. But if I get a response from them, I'll let them know. Or maybe they'll discover it in their investigation.

Running Mal-ware scan now, then Norton and possibly Webroot for good measure, just to be safe.

I very much want to punch someone right now.

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Re: When your Twitter is hacked once...


Go to the Twitter website and log in. Then go to the Settings page and look under Apps. Revoke anything you don't recognize. It's possible the hacker doesn't need your current password because they've already authorized whatever app they're using with OAuth. That app would continue to have access until either its OAuth token expires, or you revoke it.

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Re: When your Twitter is hacked once...


There's one for connection for Android, another for Windows Phones, and Facebook (also a "Connect to Facebook" button). I assume these are all standard set-ups from the beginning of the account.

'Course, this is probably the first time I've ever been to the apps section.

Appreciate the advice.

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Re: When your Twitter is hacked once...


Happened again today. Sometime between late this morning and about 10-15 minutes ago. An additional 57 people I had to unfollow (a lot of them seem in all cases seem to be Middle Eastern in origin). I've since revoked all three of those apps, regardless of if they were standard Twitter options.

Checking the (sorely misnamed) Help Center, Twitter says that sometimes third-part apps can cause glitches. Maybe that's the case...but we'll have to see.

So if it happens again, it means:
A) Neither the VERY SECURE password I made nor cutting off the apps stops these guys, and
B) This/these asswipe(s) seem suspiciously interested in repeatedly screwing with the twitter account of a guy that barely posts anything. Sad, sad people...or this is how those "pay for more followers on Twitter" lot do their "business".

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Re: When your Twitter is hacked once...


quote:

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or this is how those "pay for more followers on Twitter" lot do their "business".



Bingo

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Bingo



Y'know, I was kinda joking, but now I'm fairly pissed off. Not terribly surprised, but still...

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