Oops, They Hacked Twitter Again!
In total, according to Twitter, 33 high-profile accounts were hacked. The explanation? Support tools that are supposed to be used in case a user forgets a password or some other dire emergency were hacked into.
The issue with these 33 accounts is different from the Phishing scam aimed at Twitter users this weekend. These accounts were compromised by an individual who hacked into some of the tools our support team uses to help people do things like edit the email address associated with their Twitter account when they can't remember or get stuck. We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline. We'll put them back only when they're safe and secure.
For those interested, the Britney hack is shown below (via TechCrunch), carefully edited to remove non-family friendly text. Obama was hacked with a spam message, less, uh, interesting than the below.