Social Scheduling App Buffer Is Hacked, Pauses Service Temporarily

Posted: Oct 26 2013, 3:13pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2013, 3:31pm CDT, in Technology News


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Buffer is Hacked, All Sharings Paused Temporarily

Buffer, the famous social media sharing and scheduling service has been hacked and all posts are temporarily paused. The company is currently investigating the nasty weight loss scam being posted on all social networks.

Did your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account linked with Buffer is being flooded with a “Garcinia” fruit weight loss scam? If so, you have to delete your delete the Buffer app from your social media tools. It is because the social scheduling Buffer tool has been hacked.

The company officially confirms its hacking via its twitter account. An hour before, @buffer tweets, "Hi all. So sorry, it looks like we've been compromised. Temporarily pausing all posts as we investigate. We'll update ASAP."

Buffer CEO and founder, Joel Gascoigne, also confirmed the Buffer hacking via its twitter account. He said an hour before, "Looks like @buffer has been hacked and there is a nasty scam being posted. We’re pausing all posting and investigating right now. Sorry!"

As a result of this hacking, all posts are paused temporarily. But the social sharing service has not yet find out the reason behind this nasty scam. They are still investigating the situation. Gascoigne is sorry for the situation. In his recent tweet, he said, "We've stopped all posting from @buffer until we have got to the bottom of what caused this scam. Sorry once again. We're investigating."

But no such solution of this problem is yet found. The hacking issue is still under investigation. But you can do one thing until the company fixes the hacking issue. And that is to remove the Buffer account from your social media tools. Just like Facebook, that has removed the Buffer from all users' accounts and pulled its API keys for new users. However, Twitter has not yet taken any action. But you can save yourself by removing the app and changing passwords of social accounts linked with Buffer.

Source: TNW

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