Recently there is a spate of Twitter account that have been hacked and spewing out spam tweets and direct messages to followers that says
Hi someone is posting horrible things about you... bit.ly/LKOFNj.
The shortened URL (address) and message may vary. Here is another variant:
Hi someone is saying nasty rumors about you... bit.ly/LKOqSGBut they all lead to tvvitiler.com/1w/ and have a similar suppose: to steal your Twitter account login details so they (the hackers) can pose as you.
How to fix it? Well the solution is easy, change your Twitter account password. Also change any other accounts that use a similar password. If you don't know how to do this, see this Twitter support article. For your convenience the instructions have been copied over.
- From your logged in account, click Settings in the upper right hand top navigation bar.
- Click on the Password tab.
- Enter your current password.
- Choose your new password.
- Save your changes by clicking Save changes.
If you are unable to log in to your account, you may try resetting your password:
How to send yourself a password reset via email:
- Click the Forgot password? link. Or click here.
- Enter your email address or Twitter username.
- Enter your mobile phone number, if prompted, in the format suggested. (Forgot your number? Contact support for assistance.)
- Check your email inbox. Twitter will immediately send a message to your account's email address.
- Click the reset link in that email.
- Choose a new password.
- On a computer, go to the Forgot password? page and enter your username (or email address).
- Enter your mobile number.
- Select Reset via phone.
- Twitter will text you a six digit code that is valid for 15 minutes.
- Enter this code on the Twitter website. Use the code given and enter it in the space given. You will then be prompted to change your password.
- It may take up to a few minutes for you to receive the code.
- If you do not receive it after a few minutes, try texting HELP to your Twitter short code to ensure you are receiving SMS notifications from Twitter. If you do not receive anything back, please review our SMS troubleshooting page or use the email password reset option above.
How to revoke access or remove an application
- Review the applications you've connected in the Apps tab of your account settings.
- Click the Revoke Access button next to the application.
Now that you've secured your account, you may want to clean up your post by deleting all the spammy tweets and direct messages. This can be done by either clicking on delete or on the symbol of the trash can or clicking on the tweet to expand it and them deleting it.