Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked, Floods Twitter And Facebook With Weight Loss Spam

TechCrunch

If you’re a user of social media scheduling app Buffer, there’s a good chance that your Saturday morning has been less than relaxing. There have been numerous reports circulating today purporting that the service has been hacked, and just a few moments ago the company officially confirmed those reports in a tweet.

“Hi all. So sorry, it looks like we’ve been compromised,” the terse statement reads. “Temporarily pausing all posts as we investigate. We’ll update ASAP.”

At this point the company has said little else about the cause of the issue, but its effects are clear: users who have linked their social accounts to the service have been posting sketchy weight loss links like the ones seen below. The extent of the hack is also unclear at this point, but Buffer Chief Happiness Officer (yes, really) Carolyn Kopprasch has said that it doesn’t seem like every user has been…

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