What happens when your twitter account is hacked?

This morning I received an email that my dad had joined twitter. It wasn’t from him, but the usual notification and I assumed it was him based on the username. I followed back and sent a direct over as well. Then nothing … though not that unexpected given my dad was probably trying to figure out what to even do with twitter.

Ronald Greene (rondgreene) on Twitter

I checked back this evening and see that the name and handle have changed though the twitter URL is the same. I checked with my dad and he can no longer login. It appears his account has been hacked … My guess is this will eventually be a spammer account, though who knows. I’m still the only person they are following.

Aseeva Elena (joker_ru) on Twitter

I have no idea how this has happened or what can be done, but am putting it out there in case someone else has any clues.

5 comments for “What happens when your twitter account is hacked?

  1. Marina
    4/23/2009 at 4:42 am

    Same thing happened to me today. Emailed Twitter support. Still awaiting response 🙁

  2. 4/23/2009 at 5:52 am

    I am waiting as well … hopefully there is a reasonable solution!

  3. 4/23/2009 at 7:14 pm

    I had a user follow me, that was only following me. Normally I like the attention, but you've got me worried. the user is http://twitter.com/judiedloo.

  4. 4/24/2009 at 7:00 pm

    I am telling you the truth. That was the final hit that i took. For so long i am trying to resist the temptation of having a twitter αcount but now ill make one. Correct me if i am wrong but the worst that can happen to me is changing my mobile number right?

  5. 4/24/2009 at 11:00 pm

    I am telling you the truth. That was the final hit that i took. For so long i am trying to resist the temptation of having a twitter ?count but now ill make one. Correct me if i am wrong but the worst that can happen to me is changing my mobile number right?

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