Twitter hacked by Acai Berry spammers

By | March 23, 2010

My Twitter account was compromised (I have since changed my password) which resulted in some of my friends recently receiving direct messages from me offering options to lose weight.

People that have had their account hacked will be sending messages similar to this one:

did not think i was really going to lose weight, i did it though! with this... http://tinyurl.com/yhbx5kl

Spam Message 1

Spam Message 1

Here is another screenshot with different messages.

Spam Message 2

Spam Message 2

Last but not least, one final screenshot.

Spam Message 3

Spam Message 3

As you can see, if you have a few followers they will get annoyed with your messages. I didn’t even know my account was compromised until my friend Ryan informed me about the message I supposedly sent him on Twitter.

I did some Google Searches on the issue and only came across one other post written by Graham Cluley dating back to May 24, 2009. I would like to know if anyone else has had this happen to them so please comment and let me know.