Twacked – When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Without a shadow of a doubt, there are some really stupid people online but there are also many more evil people. Those that fall under the “stupid category” are those who have really obvious passwords such as “password” or “123456“. Or their password recovery security question is something which can be easily answered with a simple Google search. But there are also many evil people online whose sole aim is to cause distress and havoc to peoples lives, and there’s nothing more distressing than having an online account hacked into. I speak from bitter experience.

Our infographic today comes courtesy of Veracode.com and it’s all about security on Twitter (or the lack of). You can see some of the 401 passwords that Twitter bans its members from using. It then moves on to some of the Twitter accounts that have been hacked such as Justin Bieber who got his revenge by finding out the hacker’s phone number and tweeting it. The hacker then received 26,000 text messages. You can also see that the top ten Twitter accounts with the most followers have all been hacked at least once. The price of fame it seems.

What do you think of Bieber tweeting the hacker’s phone number? Sweet revenge or losing the moral high ground? Have you ever “done a Wiener” and accidentally tweeted something embarrassing to your followers? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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