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Fixing your twitter being hacked

Often people are sending out junk tweets or direct messages from their account and they are not sure how to stop them. For example the latest ones are direct messages like "Hi someone is posting nasty rumors about you..."  or "Hi some person is posting nasty things about you..." or "Hi somebody is saying really bad things about you..." or sending out status updates such as "I lost weight without having to make any major diet changes while boosting energy levels, heres how: http://media-channel-8.com"

The reason for this is that your Twitter account has been compromised. This was probably due to you clicking on a bad direct message or going to a malicious website.

To fix this go into https://twitter.com/settings/applications and revoke every single application. These are web applications that you have given permission to at some time to use your Twitter account - all those applications listed can go and post spam if they are malicious. Don't …