Square Enix Europe’s twitter account hacked, tweets boring nonsense, then turns ugly

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Childish hackers on a FIFA-hating rampage.


I’ll be sincere – it’s a gradual day when this is among the greatest developments of the day, however right here we’re: Square Enix Europe’s twitter account has been hacked by some individuals calling themselves the ‘cyberwolfgang’, and is at present within the technique of tweeting some utter nonsense.

As hacked tweets go it’s not precisely essentially the most imaginative stuff and options gems akin to:

  • Fifa is such a shit sport LOL RT
  • if U don’t watch ANIME then what are U doing with Ur LIFE??
  • fuck off
  • FUCK OFF @electronicarts losers lol

I by no means thought I’d really feel wistful about hacks, however I really feel like again within the day use of a hacked account like this was a bit extra unique. But, nonetheless – individuals had been initially having a chuckle on the EA and FIFA stupidity.

It’s not enjoyable and video games, although: There’s a really actual nasty aspect to all this, which is that the hackers have additionally been taking their time whereas contained in the Square Enix Europe account to dam and unfollow customers en masse.

At the beginning of the hack the account was following some 150-odd individuals – SE workers, influencers, related accounts and so forth. It now follows none. Worse, a superb hour in the past the account was adopted by over 150,000 individuals – now it’s adopted by lower than half that, and it’s dropping on a regular basis.

The hackers look like reaching this by blocking individuals en masse – while you block an account on twitter, they’re compelled to unfollow you. This completely sucks, as social media accounts are a fairly vital option to attain to your viewers (you’ll have arrived right here by way of @VG247, as an illustration) and that following may have been constructed up over a very long time by Square’s devoted group & social workforce. It’d be completely terrible to see that work undone.

Hopefully twitter might help Square’s group workforce undo the injury accomplished right this moment as soon as they take again management of their account, however all the most effective to these working by means of this nightmare all the identical.

The remainder of you? Kids, let this be a lesson: Go activate two-step authentication. On the whole lot. Twitter, Facebook, Xbox Live, Google – all of them have it. PSN added it a matter of months ago. Protect your self!