Social Sharing App Buffer Hacked and sent Spam posts to users Twitter and Facebook Accounts
Buffer the social media sharing app has been hacked and sent span posts to users Twitter and Facebook accounts. Lot of numerous reports spreads that the service has been hacked. An undetermined number of users began posting spammy weight-loss links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, AllThingdsD reports. The Buffer App team confirmed about the hacking sent users email and reports on their blog that “I wanted to post a quick update and apologize for the awful experience we’ve caused many of you on your weekend. Buffer was hacked around 2 hours ago, and many of you may have experienced spam posts sent from you via Buffer. I can only understand how angry and disappointed you must be right now.”
Also this message has been sent to very Buffer users email address by Joel Gascoigne an official from the Buffer Team. Not everyones accounts hacked but you want to confirm yours are not. Here are the steps you want to do now Buffer authorities suggested.
- Remove any postings from your Facebook page or Twitter page that look like spam
- Keep an eye on Buffer’s Twitter page and Facebook page
- Your Buffer passwords are not affected
- No billing or payment information was affected or exposed
- All Facebook posts sent via Buffer have been temporarily hidden and will reappear once we’ve resolved this situation
As an update we get information’s that most importantly neither user passwords, billing and payment information’s were exposed.