Twitter users hacked - mass phishing attacks expected

2 February 2013

Oops – if you’re a Twitter user, there’s a chance that online baddies might have hacked in to your account and nicked some of your info.

About 250,000 users of the wildly-popular social media phenomenon have been hacked in a move that has been described as ‘not the work of amateurs’ by the company’s info security lord, Bob Lord.

The plot thickens – Twitter has said that they will email anyone who they suspect has been hacked, but this in itself will give rise to a rash of phishing attempts, as other hackers try to disguise their fiendish works as Twitter emails, leading to further hackery and evil-doings.

In short, don’t click on a link in an email that asks you to change your password. Instead, head straight for the site in question yourself and do it that way. Clicking on links in emails = bad times.

There you go – now retweet the living daylights out of THAT.

TOPICS:   Social Media

10 comments

  • Studley
    and nothing of value was lost.
  • Seymour
    Fuck off, I am not re-tweeting your article whilst some people still think I am a kind, self respecting young man! Some of us have class, I will personally be tweeting the article from the Daily Mail.
  • Lolling r.
    Colin dont you realise that your juvenile behaviour has us all laughing our backsides off . Yours and other rejects over there, its just hysterical. You all go on about how much you hate hukd and how its just rubbish bla bla but all of you spend every spare minute by the looks of it totally analysing every single word then discussing it hahaha its just great fun and a load of us at work all have links to the site and watch it all unfolding every day with you muppets. bitterness at its best!
  • Colin
    Go smoke another cancer stick :)
  • Lolling m.
    Lolling , remember the old adage those who laugh last laugh the loudest, and with any luck the shower of shit that is barfy , stupidable, lying_j and the unhinged bravo july het will get there just deserts , keep laughing fuck witts as your sheer stupidity will filter to the members of your shite
  • Colin
    lol
  • Ian
    Interesting. can you give any context to the above? What's it all about?
  • Darren
    @Ian Just put "Syzable We should all be sacked, he’d do much better" into google and you get the context, very interesting reading. I use HUKD daily, but do not post comments often. think I might take my business over to MSE, as it is a disgrace how HUKD is being run, from what I can gather they do not feel that us users are customers, well what ever they want to call us (usually bad things it looks) we are customers/clients. well 1 less now.
  • Ian
    Incredibly confused and not really sure what that's all about.
  • Darren
    basically it seems the Mods on HDUK seem to be saying very nasty (almost criminal) things about long term members, that's what has been said.

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