The latest spate of celebrity Twitter hacks seems to centre around the popular world of wrestling. Three current stars – The Usos, John Cena and John Morrison all appear to have had their accounts compromised and unwanted messages posted / DMs sent over the weekend.
The Usos wrote yesterday:
Ok…account has been hacked. Gotta fix this ASAP!!!
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) September 22, 2012
Also from yesterday, John Cena tweeted the following:
Sorry guys, guess some attachments got sent out thru my account. Im been a victim of #twithackery
— John Cena (@JohnCena) September 22, 2012
and, finally, this from John Morrison:
JoMoSapiens- My account was hacked, if you got a DM from me, don’t click the link & don’t buy any damn diet pills!
— John Morrison (@TheRealMorrison) September 23, 2012
I’m not sure what exactly got posted on John Cena’s account but it looks like the other two may have had links to pills published without their knowledge. Also, it appears that whoever hacked John Morrison’s account was also sending out some sort of Direct Message spam.
And the message from this news? Simple – if celebrity users of Twitter and other social networks can be hacked (quite easily it would seem) then so can you. Always remember to choose a separate password for every account you use and ensure that password is complex and hard to guess. Obviously, never write that password down or share it with anybody either. And if your password is compromised, deal with the situation immediately.