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Posted March 18, 2013 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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Yet another Doctor Who star’s Twitter account has been hijacked to tout dodgy diet pills: this time it’s Colin Baker, who played the sixth incarnation of the hero time lord.

Baker’s @SawbonesHex account was taken for a joyride just a fortnight after the Twitter feed of actress Karen Gillan, who played Doctor Who companion Amy Pond, was hacked to punt the same acai berry spam*.

The former curly-haired Doctor managed to seize control of his account hours after the rogue tweets appeared in the early hours of Sunday. He apologised to his 32,000 followers for the snafu, which resulted in the distribution of spam messages promoting a pill-flogging site.

“I’ve finally worked out how to reset my password so you shouldn’t be inundated with weight loss garbage on Twitter,” the ex-star of the long-running hit BBC sci-fi saga said.

It’s unclear how the hack was pulled off. Christopher Boyd, a senior threat researcher at GFI Software, was among the first to spot all was not well with the @SawbonesHex feed. Twit feed compromises can happened to anyone, not just celebs, but there are a number of sensible precautions that might be taken to guard against attack.

“It’s not that long ago since Karen Gillen had her Twitter feed compromised, and in fact the scam appears to be almost identical,” Boyd explained.

via The Register.

Posted January 28, 2013 by Whoogle News in Outside the TARDIS

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