If your twitter account starts sending messages by itself, or has weird stuff that you didn’t enter in your profile like text that reads “Mikeyy” or other names, then it’s highly likely that your account has been taken over via security hole (specifically a “cross-scripting bug”).
How It Happened
Your account was probably infected when you viewed the profile of somebody else infected in your web browser. Often these are hidden behind tinyurl and other URL shorteners – bear that in mind.
Fixing The Problem
- Go to your Twitter Account Settings (You may need to get your password reset via email before you can log in.)
- Update your Name, Username, More info URL, One Line Bio. Press ‘Save‘!
- Click the Password tab and change your password. Click ‘Change‘.
Preventing it Happening Again
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