ShitMyDadSays is hacked on Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Spammers have managed to hack the account of Twitter phenomenon “ShitMyDadSays”, posting a message to the popular page’s 1.8 million followers.

The tweet, which has since been removed, said:

wow I just got a free dell laptop LOL <LINK>

Hmm.. It strikes me that there’s only word for such a security breach: Sh*t.

Clicking on the link, which at the time of writing is still active, currently redirects users via bit.ly to a “make-money-fast” website:

We have informed bit.ly of the spammer’s link – and hopefully it will be shut down shortly.

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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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