Twitter Hacked!7 December 2007
Today someone hacked my twitter account. It just so happened that the friends I follow were in the middle of a flurry of tweets and I was watching their babbling when I noticed the following tweet – supposedly from me:
I immediately changed my password and reported this security breach to twitter.com. There is no customer service contact for security issues – but a contact us form with a category of bug (urm… i would say so).
Send a tweets to those following me…
which was promptly followed up by the following from my new alter-tweeter
Which is extra-specially concerning … remember – I had just changed the account password.
So it looks like Twitter has a serious security problem guys – so be careful with your details and watch for any posts that you yourself did not write. I still await a response from Twitter.com with an explanation. My guess, either a back-door vulnerability or an unscrupulous developer of a twitter app/mashup.