Kind of strange thing happened yesterday and today to my twitter account. First I start seeing tweets from a particular user (AnonymX) which I hadn’t followed manually, but somehow was automatically following it, so I unfollowed it immediately (it has 5000+ followers somehow).
Today I log into my account and see a tweet which I hadn’t made and it contained that userid in it, and it mentioned that it has come from an API. Now as far as I remember, I hadn’t allowed any such API access to my twitter account and never even visited that particular website!
So far I am not quite sure if my password was hacked or if that API is using some other application/website that I had earlier signed up with, to abuse my account. But on further digging, it turned out I was following another user I hadn’t followed manually (unfollowed now).
A quick search on Twitter revealed that I wasn’t the only individual whose account had sent out similar message and was wondering the same thing.
I guess twitter really need to tighten its security and I need to be even more careful with my twitter account to ensure that it does not gets hijacked again by such spammers. So I have gone ahead and uninstalled and unlinked Tweetdeck application which I was using earlier for managing my Tweets and changed my password with the hope that this is the last I would see of it.