Ah for tweet’s sake! Twitter CFO account shows sign of being hacked

11 Feb 2015

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Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Notto’s own Twitter account appears to have been hacked.

As reported by Bloomberg, hundreds of auto replies containing spam links were sent to various users via Noto’s page – an obvious sign the CFO’s account had been compromised. Scroll down to see samples of the posts.

Jim Prosser, a spokesman for the microblogging site, has since claimed no account information has been stolen.

“His account was sending spam tweets,” Prosser told Bloomberg. “We’ve locked the account down and deleted the tweets.”

This isn’t the first issue Noto has had with his own Twitter account. In November, he posted a tweet that appeared to relate to an imminent acquisition by the company.

“I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec. 15 or 16 – we will need to sell him. I have a plan,” he wrote in what appeared to be meant as a direct private message. The tweet was quickly deleted.

Frustrated computer user image via Shutterstock

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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