Wednesday November 23, 2016

Spammers Compromised Twitter Accounts For @PlayStation And Others

If you are wondering why a bunch of popular Twitter accounts all the sudden wanted you to "increase your Twitter followers," you aren't the only one. Apparently hackers were behind the mischief but the situation has since been rectified.

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If you noticed something odd on Twitter tonight, you weren't alone. Around 1AM ET, accounts like @PlayStation, @Viacom, @XboxSupport, @NTSB, @TheNewYorker, @TheNextWeb, the Red Cross (@ICRC) and @Money started aggressively pushing ways to help you obtain more followers for free. Most of the tweets have been scrubbed, however, a look at Tweetdeck revealed they were all posted via Twitter Counter.