I got a prive message at Twitter from HolySlushPile asking, "Is this true about you?" followed by a link.
My first thoughts were, "It must be a link to SlushPileReader because I just got published by them and since they are HolySlushPile, they wanted to see if I was the same guy."
So I clicked on the link and it brought me to the sign-in page of Twitter. Hmm? How did that happen? Foolishly, I typed in my password, went back to the message, and tried again.
Same thing. Sign-in page of Twitter. I tried again. This time it said, "Page Does Not Exist."
Then I see that HolySlushPile sends me another message - this one saying he had been hacked.
And then I saw that I was sending everyone who follows me messages, "You can make 3,000 to 8,000 a day - guaranteed," followed by a link.
My hunch: if you clicked on that link, it'd send you to the sign-in page at Twitter. If you were like me and signed in, you too would be hacked.
I have since changed my password and hope that takes care of it. I learned a lesson. Don't click on to links sent as messages that are curious. And if it brings me to the Twitter sign in page, I won't enter my password next time.