Sometimes, large companies like Burger King and Jeep get hacked.
Other times, it’s people who run accounts like those for the city of Columbus.
Over the weekend, someone hacked the accounts for the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department (@ColumbusINParks) and The Commons (@commonscolumbus).
The accounts are generally used to keep people updated and send out alerts. Over the weekend, followers received a direct message from the accounts. One asked “Have you seen this pic of you?”—a common Twitter hacking message often accompanied by a link to a questionable website.
The Twitter feeds also posted messages about weight loss solutions, another recent trend among Twitter hacks.
City officials found out about the problem and changed the password in hopes of avoiding such problems in the future.