In a wild flurry, my twitter account got hacked today at 3:35pm. I was in a meeting, didn’t click any messages or links, and out of nowhere, I got a flurry of interactions on my phone. When I checked, I immediately knew what was going on and changed my password. It seemed to stop as soon soon as I changed my password.
After that, it was time to clean up my mess, apologize to people I disturbed and make sure it won’t happen again.
- 1 SPAM tweet
- 250+ direct messages sent
- 187 new people followed
- 25 (and counting ) people let me know I was hacked
- 1 Lesson learned about security
In light of the recent hacks of Adobe, Yahoo, Snapchat, and Target, I should have been better of my security. This relatively harmless attack has really gotten me aware of my account security. If there had to be a bright side, it could have been worse and I caught up with some people who I haven’t talked to in a while.
Here are some links for two factor authentication:
Twitter Two Factor Authentication:
Google Two Factor Authentication: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en
Lifehacker on how to two factor all the things: