I’ve been getting some weird direct messages from Twitter over the past few days.
Apparently, according to the media, The Twitter was hit with phishing scams and hacker attacks during the last three days.
A false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality came out this morning (missed it….).
Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts (mature losers…).
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info. The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.
“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”
Luckily, Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”
Seriously, who has time to do this stuff????