Sh*tMyDadSays one of the world’s most popular Twitter accounts, was attacked by hackers yesterday according to online security experts Sophos.
The hilarious account, run by 29 year old Justin Halpern, collates the ridiculous and brutal words of wisdom that Justin’s dad dishes out every day. Stuff like this:
“You came out of your mom looking like sh*t. She thought you were beautiful. Don’t know what scared me most, your looks or her judgment.”
Just one little gem that helps explain why Sh*tMyDadSays has ammassed 1.8 million followers. However, the account was attacked by scammers and hackers yesterday, fooling many followers into clicking a malicious link supposedly advertising cheap laptops.
Justin responded with this tweet upon noticing the problem: “Sorry, shit my dad says got hacked. My dad isn’t trying to sell you a crappy lap top, I promise. Don’t open any links.”
“Of course it’s serious when such a popular Twitter account has its security breached. In theory, malicious hackers could have posted a link to malware or a phishing site – rather than just what appears to be a more traditional spam page,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.
“It’s unclear on this occasion whether the Twitter password was phished, whether it was cracked through a dictionary attack or spyware, or whether the person behind “Sh*tMyDadSays” made the mistake of using the same password on multiple websites. Computer users should always choose a hard-to-guess non-dictionary word as a Twitter password, and never use the same password on multiple websites.”
Wonder what Justin’s Dad had to say about that?