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My Twitter Account has been Hacked!

@mostlylisa gone!

Dear Twitter,

My Twitter page @mostlylisa has been hacked and deleted. It’s GONE!!! I am currently catatonic. Please help me restore my account, it’s like, my meaning in life.

Much love to whom ever helps me!

PS. If you miss me like I miss you, you can always be my Friend OR Fan on Facebook. I know it’s not the same, but it’s all I have now. *hold me*

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42 Comments

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    Allison Reynolds
    October 1, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    We are kicking up a ruckus for you Lisa… hang in there!

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    Bruno Alexandre
    October 1, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    Been in that situation before, I sent a direct email to Twitter Support and after 8 days, I got my account back online…

    First think I did was change to a strong password, but I do imagine this was for an API fault and not pwd hack …

    In the name of the thousands that know you virtually, I can say: Be strong! :)

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    Steven Ort
    October 1, 2009 at 12:07 AM

    I tweeted “twitter” …. Hope that will help bring you back…. :)

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    WebKarnage
    October 1, 2009 at 12:07 AM

    That’s so harsh! I got the message from following TapTapTap (as you might guess) and re-tweeted. I really hope this is sorted.

    Can you recover anything from any of the backup services, or are those no good now?

    with best regards,
    Karn.

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    Ooooooopsssss
    October 1, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Very sad to hear about it. Hope you get it back. How could something like this even happen?! It’s terrible. :(

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    Dennis Bjørn Petersen
    October 1, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    Yikes! How the h…. did that happen?

    Retweet complete.

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    Derek Jay Steen
    October 1, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    Don’t fret. Be Giddy. :)

    You know, whales migrate at this time of year. One probably just passed through your account.

    You backed up, right?

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 1, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    @Allison Reynolds: Thanks!!!

    @Bruno Alexandre: They are telling me 30 days!!! :-S

    @Steven Ort: YEAH!

    @WebKarnage: I dunno. Looking into it now.

    @Ooooooopsssss: It’s like an evil plot against me. Why didn’t they take down @ParisHilton instead?

    @Dennis Bjørn Petersen: thanks for the RT!

    @Derek Jay Steen: No back up :(

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    Peter
    October 1, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    I woke up this morning just to find out I’m no longer following Lisa on twitter.. Now I see what’s wrong. Hope you’ll be able to restore your account soon.

    @Twitter Upgrade your security policy!

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    josh knepper
    October 1, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    You can have all my old tweets – i don’t need them. Except for one between me and Brad Pitt. He’s so dreamy!

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 1, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    @Peter: no diggity no doubt! my password wasn’t super easy anyway!

    @josh he is dreamy. you can keep that tweet close to your heart for ever

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 1, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    My Last Tweet:

    “I morally object to all these New Age “touchy-feely” sun-worshipping vampires. What’s next? Sensitive vegetarian zombies?”

    Twas a beauty *sigh*

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    Michael
    October 1, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    Well… at least it went out with the truth and TwitterTools managed to cache it!

    I is saddened *insert sad emo’y face*

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    subcorpus
    October 1, 2009 at 5:17 AM

    sorry to hear this …
    hope you get the account back …
    as a follower … i’m already missing your tweets …
    err … how will we know when you get the account back …
    will we have to follow you again …???
    can someone please explain how this works …
    thanks …

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    Tim
    October 1, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Hey Lisa, sounds interessting.
    Why didn’t you tweet this… D’oh!

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    One Inch Man
    October 1, 2009 at 5:35 AM

    At least the ‘touchy-feely’ vampire tweet (and others) are preserved for posterity on Facebook ;)

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    Gary
    October 1, 2009 at 7:02 AM

    sorry to hear about this. hope twitter gets its act up. good luck and will await for your return in twitter. :)

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    Chris Bartow
    October 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    This is the problem I have with all the services that use Twitter that require you to give up your password to use them. This is not a good idea in the long run.

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    Mr. Pibb
    October 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    This happened to a friend of mine as well…took about 10 days to get her up and running again. Never found out the cause.

    Hope you get “reinstated” soon!

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    Fred Hill
    October 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    That sucks! I don’t tweet that much so you can have some of mine to help bring your count back up. You can also think of this as a fresh start! It can be the Mostly Lisa 2.0 on twitter. Slicker, sassier, and sexier!

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    bonscott
    October 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    That totally sucks! Hope you get things back up and running soon!

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    Josh
    October 1, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    That does stink but on a brighter note I liked how you changed up your header image and I really like the photoshop job you did on your Twitter Home Page. No worries, you’re still Mostly Lisa you’re just “mostly” not tweeting much :(

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    Dan
    October 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Pwned!

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    Eric
    October 1, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Man, that sucks! You could go back to your @LisaBettany account while you wait, I bet. And when you get your account back, you can use http://backupmytweets.com/ for old tweets. I used it, and they’re stored in the cloud and on my hard drive.

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    jwd
    October 1, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Sorry to hear this! I’d tweeted asking if your eye was better… Then went to send you the below link and found that I couldn’t find you. I shouldn’t be so self conscious… Was sure you’d blocked me on twitter. Hope this gets resolved quickly. Maybe some zombie news will brighten your day? http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1261716.html

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    Mr. Big
    October 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    It’s never too late… Just in case nobody had suggested this to you yet:

    Change to a strong password on your OTHER online accounts.
    If you use the same password for more than one online account, start with any accounts that used the same password as the one you used on twitter. Then, stop using the same password on different sites. :)

    After that, think of it this way – did you provide an email account when you signed for twitter? Change that email account password.

    When you signed up for that email account, did you provide a backup email for password recovery? Change that second email account password, too. You get the idea :)

    Be safe and best of luck to you!

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 2, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    Still no word from Twitter. NONE. uh. i feel like my right arm has been cut off.

    i miss my Tweeps.

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    Sam
    October 2, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    That sucks Lisa. Wish there was something I could do. I just sent you a friend request on Facebook. Hang tough.

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    Gavin
    October 2, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    I know how violating that can feel. Sorry to hear about it. I hope they get you back up and running soon.

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    Peter
    October 2, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    Yeah, I’m gonna do the same thing. At least I’ll be able to follow you. See ya on facebook Lisa.

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    Mike
    October 2, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    I’m like really, really new at twitter. What do you need me to do to help? I can’t let you go, I’ve been practicing every day just trying to get that first shot, that first photo decent enough to show you…

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    Mike
    October 2, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    I was already a fan on Facebook, but sent a friend request just now too…

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    ChrisFizik
    October 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    was wondering why I hadn’t seen anything from you recently …w
    wow … shocked!
    I bet you they’ll sort it out ..I mean…it’s you! haha….good luck

    Really tho, how did this happen.

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    yuriazami
    October 3, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Congratulations Lisa !
    Apparently your @mostlylisa account is back online.
    They must have restored it from a backup because I see your previous tweets.

    (I noticed because I once favorited one of your previous tweets and it popped back up into my Nambu client.)

    Hope you can access it with no problem.
    Anyway welcome back ;)

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    AlAlCoolJ
    October 3, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Your twitter is back, and there was much rejoicing!

    yay

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    Mike
    October 3, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Hooray! Lisa’s been re-twittered! (Wonder if that will ever become a real word?)

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    Derek Jay Steen
    October 4, 2009 at 2:24 AM

    Giddy up on the return of your Twitter account: twitter.com/djsteen/statuses/4599867733

    We now know it takes 3 days for something like this to be fixed.

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    Sam
    October 4, 2009 at 5:22 AM

    Whew! Right on. Twitter on Lisa

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 4, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    w00t I’m back! I’m still locked out though :-) ahh well, hopefully that will be sorted soon.

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    Mostly Lisa
    October 6, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    IM STILL LOCKED OUT!!! RRR

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    Luke Williams
    January 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    you do get it back i got mine hacked the other day and with in 2 days got it back thay go in to the account and change the email address back to your account then all you need to do is to just change your password :D

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