Sh*t My Dad Says Twitter page hacked by spammers

Hackers target 1.8 million following of Twitter success

Comedy Twitter page hit by hack attack

Sh*t My Dad Says, one of the most famous and followed Twitter accounts has been hacked with the anthology of one man’s notorious one-liners being abused to try hawk low-end laptops.

With more than 1.8 million followers the Sh*t My Dad Says account is the latest in a number of high-profile Twitter accounts to be targeted by hackers for their immense followings and directed advertising potential. The hacker posted the message "wow I just got a free dell laptop LOL" directing followers by a shortened link to a make-money-fast website.

With a book and a spin off televised sitcom starring William Shatner having come for the Twitter phenomenon, the feeds founder Justin Halpern was forced to respond to the attack tweeting: “Sorry, shit my dad says got hacked. My dad isn't trying to sell you a crappy lap top, I promise. Don't open any links.” The imposing message has since been removed.

"Of course it's serious when such a popular Twitter account has its security breached. In theory, malicious hackers could have posted a link to malware or a phishing site - rather than just what appears to be a more traditional spam page," said Graham Cluely, a Senior Technology Consultant at security firm Sophos.

"It's unclear on this occasion whether the Twitter password was phished, whether it was cracked through a dictionary attack or spyware, or whether the person behind "Sh*tMyDadSays" made the mistake of using the same password on multiple websites.

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Via: Tech Radar