A couple of nights ago I fell for a phishing scam on Twitter. I pride myself on being careful while online and especially when I use social media, so you can imagine my embarrassment when I discovered that Iâ€™d been duped.
Many of my followers were kind enough to tell me Iâ€™d been hacked prior to unfollowing me. And of course Twitter followed suite several hours later by sending me an email letting me know theyâ€™d reset my password and encouraging me to check my settings for suspicious third party apps. It didnâ€™t really matter by then as I had already changed my password a couple of times. The damage had already been done.
I donâ€™t typically believe in violence to resolve a problem, but this is one of those rare occasions where I think violence is the perfect answer. Just me, a locked room with the person who created the hack inside, a blowtorch, some sharp objects and a long rope with a noose at the end. Sounds fair to me.