One of the most famous Twitter accounts has been hacked – with Sh*t My Day Says putting out spam links.
However, the stream of humour has recently been hacked, leaving writer Justin to tweet "My dad isn't trying to sell you a crappy lap top, I promise. Don't open any links."
"Spammers have recently hacked the account of Twitter phenomenon "Sh*tMyDadSays", posting a message to the popular page's 1.8 million followers," said Sophos.
"The tweet, which has since been removed, said "wow I just got a free dell laptop LOL" and contained a shortened link to a 'make-money-fast' website."
Many high profile Twitter accounts have found themselves targeted by hackers – and with a potential audience numbering in the millions they will remain high profile potential victims.
"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."
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