NFL player David Clowney is Twitter-hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

David Clowney is not unusual in being a 24-year-old who is hooked on Twitter.

No, what makes David Clowney stand out from the crowd is that he’s a talented American football player, who appears for the New York Jets. And now, like other celebrities before him, his Twitter account has been hacked.

What is perhaps bizarre is that although David Clowney has acknowledged the hack on his Twitter account, he hasn’t deleted the (somewhat fruity) postings made by the hacker.

It’s obviously damaging to the image of a person in the public eye to have their account hacked and abusive postings published to thousands of their fans. The problem is made even worse when the offending tweets aren’t deleted, and are still being republished to the celebrity’s official webpage..

No details of how Clowney’s account was compromised have been made available – but it would make…

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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.