What to do when your Twitter account gets hacked

Bruce WilsonWhen your followers start receiving spammy direct messages from you via Twitter (“I just made $541.23 working from home! Click here to see how!“) it’s time to take quick action. You’ve been hacked.

Oh yes, and when you find yourself on the receiving end of such messages, please take pity on your friend(s) and share with them what they need to do. You know the four-step process, right?

#1: Change your password! Log in to Twitter.com, and choose Settings > Password from the menu on the top right (where you see your account name and icon).

#2: Reconsider all 3rd party applications that have access to your Twitter account. One of them could have opened a window that Continue reading “What to do when your Twitter account gets hacked”