My Twitter account was hacked again, by belly fat busters
I want all my friends to lose two inches of fat from their bellies, and I can show them how to do it.
Well, not me, but the bandits who keep hijacking my Twitter account can.
A flurry of Twitter messages arrived within a few minutes Saturday, asking me why I was tweeting out a link about losing belly fat.
Uh-oh, I thought. The same scoundrels who hacked my Twitter account a few months ago have struck again.
I signed on right away and the first tweet I saw was from a colleague at the Star who was also shilling for the belly fat busters. Clearly, he had also been hacked.
I realized that I had received a tweet from him earlier the same day, which said: “Rumour going around about you.” It also showed a link (tinyurl.com/odrkmqs), indicating that if I clicked on it, I’d find out about this rumour.
I clicked on it and was taken to a page that said it had expired, so I thought nothing more about it, until the tweets noting my sudden interest in belly fat rolled in.
Even a dolt like me can put two and two together. By clicking on the link, I allowed the belly fat busters into my Twitter account. The same thing must have happened to my colleague.
It also happened before – and again by the belly fat hackers - but was easily resolved by resetting my password.
Now, I’m packing about 10 more pounds than I need, and should be first in line to lose belly fat. But I would never suggest to my friends in twitterland that they need to get smaller.
The bottom line is that if you see one of those, “somebody is saying something bad about you” tweets, ignore it and do not click on the link, unless you want to join the belly fat crusade.
Now don’t get me wrong.