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Was my Pinterest account hacked?

September 25th, 2013
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This morning while I lay sleeping, someone got the bright idea to post something as me on Twitter. If this wasn’t bad enough it turns out they posted as me on Pinterest and on Facebook too. They were selling something called “garcinia cambogia”. Apparently Pinterest is seeing a rise in hacked accounts, they of course blame me and my password. Clearly the spammers and scammers have Pinterest in their sights.

I changed my Twitter and Pinterest passwords, I deleted a bunch of apps that have posting rights to my Twitter account. I filed an official help request. I took down the offending tweets, posts, and pins, but not before first taking screenshots.

This morning someone posted this Tweet on my behalf

Spammers are targeting Pinterest now

It is even worse for me as I have my Pins displayed on my homepage. Even after deleting the pin, the spam still appears on my homepage because the RSS feed was cached. I can delete the cache, but first I took yet another screenshot.

Spam in my Pinterest RSS feed

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