My Twitter Acct was Hacked-Deleted it-Watch for Msgs from Me

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  1. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 14 years ago

    I'm posting this in the "Report a Problem" area because it could pose a problem for fellow hubbers.  I first noticed something strange two days ago.  I got a direct Twitter message from a fellow hubber that I don't normally talk to.  It was a message asking me if this was me and provided a link.  I clicked on the link and nothing happened.  I really didn't think about it any further. 

    Then I got a direct message from another hubber asking me to take an IQ test.  This is uncharacteristic for this hubber so I didn't click on it at all.

    Today I got a direct message from another hubber and this one mentioned a message I sent them where I asked them to look at a photo.  I haven't sent any Twitter messages. This one had me worried.

    I logged into my Twitter account and it shows I sent tons of messages 20 hrs ago.  Those weren't me.   I have deleted my account but it says it can take 24 hours before it is truly deleted.  If you get any Twitter messages from KCC Big Country, delete them.  It's not me.

    The only thing I've done with Twitter is vote in the Mashable's thing to vote for HubPages.  I'm wondering if that's how it got hacked. 

    Anyone else having problems?

    1. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for posting this, not that it effects me in anyway, because I don't use tweets for anything.

      But, I will be on the look-out for such things. Again, Thank you.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 14 years ago

    I have emailed the 3 hubbers involved via HubPages.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I got something similar from RooBee's Twitter, asking me to click something that caused all sorts of McAfee alerts to pop up.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That's the one.  I don't blame RooBee...she's as much a victim as I am.  I've deleted my account, not much more I can do.  I don't like Twitter anyway.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
        Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Changing your password would do the trick.

        1. KCC Big Country profile image85
          KCC Big Countryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure it would UW....Happy Birthdy, btw......I just didn't need a Twitter acct anyway.  It gave me a good excuse to delete it. smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Oh man the internet is so much fun some days. I've stopped using twitter, facebook and so much other stuff lately. It just seemed to be way too much, over the top and rife with trouble. I've decided to make money quietly, if at all possible.

  5. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    ooo I haate hackers I really do. They need to get lives and leave ppl alone. Sorry you went through all that KCC!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Thanks smile

    I find it helpful to promote my articles and find some other interesting links.

  7. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 14 years ago

    Yeah, I've been receiving all kinds of things from RooBee and KCC at Twitter -- but no harm done.  I simply deleted my Twitter account, which I never used anyway.  So I'm actually grateful for the opportunity to get rid of something I wasn't using anyway. . . smile

  8. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 14 years ago

    I had a similar problem a couple of months ago.Someone updating some teeth whitening rubbish on my twitter account. Tons of them and other stuff i know absolutely nothing about. And adding salt to the wound, Twitter suspended me for ..can you believe it? SPAMMING.
    I complained bitterly to them thru some link of complaints on twitter. They didn't even have the courtesy to reply me, or, attend to me up till this minute. I never liked them anyway so i just ignored the issue after my unsuccessful complaints attempts.
    For me, it was -good riddance to bad rubbish- anyway neutral


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