Was Kim Kardashian Twitter hacked or suffering finger trouble?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

One of the great things about being British is that I have almost no idea who Kim Kardashian might be. It turns out that many Americans aren’t quite sure why she’s famous either.

In fact, I always thought the Kardashians were an alien race in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

However, according to the wonder of Wikipedia, I now know that Kim Kardashian is a model and reality TV star who rose to notoriety after she appeared in a sex tape. In fact, she’s so famous that she has over six million followers on Twitter.

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian posted a message on Twitter claiming that she had been hacked. Here’s what she tweeted to her many millions of followers:

Twitter please help me get my password back! How is it that I can tweet from my cell but my home computer says wrong password! #HACKED

Kim’s equally media-friendly sister Kourtney Kardashian also posted about the incident:

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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