Lately, I've noticed we have been receiving a lot of these messages.
Even a few people in the office had their accounts hacked. It could have happened because you clicked on a spam link on accident or an application tab you visited was compromised.
Either way, it's annoying and the worst part is everyone knows.
So what can you do about it?
Twitter has some great support tips you can read about here.
You should change your password immediately. You can find this by clicking on the profile tab in the top right hand corner of the page and select settings.
There are also preventative measures you can take to ensure this doesn't happen again. Twitter support has a page on keeping your account secure.
Here is a list of the basics:
- Use a strong password.
- Watch out for suspicious links, and always make sure you’re on Twitter.com before you enter your login information.
- Use HTTPS for improved security.
- Don't give your username and password out to untrusted third-parties, especially those promising to get you followers or make you money.
- Make sure your computer and operating system is up-to-date with the most recent patches, upgrades, and anti-virus software.
I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions about anything social media, ask away. I'll do my best to give you all the information you need.
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