Governor Fallin’s Twitter account hacked
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin has fallen victim to hackers.
Last night the Fallin’s Twitter account sent out a series of bizarre tweets.
Fallin claims her online account was hijacked for a short time.
The false tweets didn’t include any profanity but they did include some strange cartoons sketches.
Thursday night hackers posted a cartoon of a monkey hugging a banana.
Another featured some sort of disturbed looking troll and a third claimed Fallin hates math.
The last included a quote from children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Within a few minutes, Fallin’s staff sent out a tweet clarifying the confusion.
Our twitter account has been hacked. Please ignore the last few tweets while we work to fix the problem!—
Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) September 21, 2012
The governor’s staff quickly took down and deleted the bogus posts.
One expert said there are things we can all do to make sure social media hacking doesn’t happen to us.
“Keep your password not easy to guess, that’s the biggest thing you can do,” social media specialist Brian White said. “You can do a lot of damage in even an hour with false tweets and things like that.”
There’s no word who is actually responsible for hacking the governor’s account.
A spokesperson from her office sent out a brief statement assuring all the governor’s Twitter account is now back to normal.