Gawker Security Breach Leads to Twitter Spam Attack

Within the last few hours, thousands of Twitter accounts have been involuntarily posting links and advertisements for acai berries. And while acai berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins, and are available for purchase with a simple click of the mouse (we’ve been hacked!); the source of these ads is much more nefarious, and stems back to the Gawker security breach we mentioned yesterday.

The link between the hack and the Gawker breach (which compromised around 1.3 million user names, e-mails, and passwords) took Twitter analysts mere hours to discover.

Anyone who has had their Twitter account hacked or has an account on Gawker is recommended to change their passwords, especially on other Web sites that use the same e-mail, user name, and password to log in.

(Via Mashable) / (Image by Intersection Consulting, licensed under Creative Commons)

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