My Twitter account was Hacked!!!

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Here is a quick and not too funny story:

Around the end of March, eBay came up with a new policy that prohibited the listings of digital delivery items.

Immediately I closed my 22% income source aka my eBay store, that’s over 3200 items. Why? because it was 100% ebooks (Digital delivery items).

As a good seller, I came up with the same idea that most honest sellers came up with. To burn the ebooks on CDs and sell them as physical items.

Long story short: Having the second biggest eBay store (Items wise) I had to hire an assistant to re-list my items changing each to be in compliance with eBay’s new rules.

That “Jack @##” was invited to do the work from my own computer at my house, then some how managed to find my RoboForm master password, so he hacked into 2 of my eBay accounts and my one and only twitter account and changed the passwords.

Thanks to twitter friends (over 23,000 at the time) I got an @ to my email from some of my loyal friends on twitter, asking me what was wrong with me 🙂

I tried to log in to find out and couldn’t so I went to my twitter address and found out tons of spam, links, and bad replies to my friends.

I figured from the links it was the bastard. I immediately went to my other laptop to log in with my roboform and found out that 3 accounts (mentioned above) had password changed.

Contacted eBay and twitter. eBay fixed the problem within 24 hours and twitter within a week.

I needed my twitter fix within that week, so I went and created another twitter account, luckily the idiot changed the twitter username so my name was available and so I took it back.

It was not easy but I’ve managed to get some of my old friends back, thanks to the saved twitter RSS feeds I had.

I am now announcing that I am back on twitter, safely guarded, and more addicted than ever. So go ahead and follow me.

Still not following? here is the link: www.twitter.com/guruofsales

Within a week I will introduce some great twitter tools, and other cool stuff, good for business or on a personal level.

Word of advice:

1. Do not hire someone named “Jim Dandy” from CraigsList.

2. Do not let strangers on your own machines with passwords saved on it.

3. Do not put all your passwords in one place.

4. Try not to become a tweet addict like my self 😉

See you on twitter 😉

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7 thoughts on “My Twitter account was Hacked!!!”

  1. Unreal! That is some scary stuff. Who can you trust now a days? Did he already get paid for his work or did you find what he did before you paid him?

  2. Unreal! That is some scary stuff. Who can you trust now a days? Did he already get paid for his work or did you find what he did before you paid him?

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