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Breaking news – “Buffer” app hacked, passwords and credit cards safe

I’ve just received an email from Buffer app, their website has been hacked and the hackers have been posting Spam messages on Twitter and Facebook from Buffer app. I thought my readers might want to know.

For more information visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bufferapp

or twitter updates at https://twitter.com/buffer

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Here’s the email they sent me –

SUBJECT – Buffer has been hacked – here is what’s going on

Hi there,
I wanted to get in touch to apologize for the awful experience we’ve caused many of you on your weekend. Buffer was hacked around 1 hour ago, and many of you may have experienced spam posts sent from you via Buffer. I can only understand how angry and disappointed you must be right now.
Not everyone who has signed up for Buffer has been affected, but you may want to check on your accounts. We’re working hard to fix this problem right now and we’re expecting to have everything back to normal shortly.
We’re posting continual updates on the Buffer Facebook page and the Buffer Twitter page to keep you in the loop on everything.
The best steps for you to take right now and important information for you:

  • Remove any postings from your Facebook page or Twitter page that look like spam
  • Keep an eye on Buffer’s Twitter page and Facebook page
  • Your Buffer passwords are not affected
  • No billing or payment information was affected or exposed

All Facebook posts sent via Buffer have been temporarily hidden and will reappear once we’ve resolved this situation
I am incredibly sorry this has happened and affected you and your company. We’re working around the clock right now to get this resolved and we’ll continue to post updates on Facebook and Twitter.
If you have any questions at all, please respond to this email. Understandably, a lot of people have emailed us, so we might take a short while to get back to everyone, but we will respond to every single email.
– Joel and the Buffer team

8 thoughts on “Breaking news – “Buffer” app hacked, passwords and credit cards safe

    1. Hey Ann, always my pleasure. I tried liking your facebook page, but didn’t like it, tried quite a few times it seems to have done the trick…Enjoy your Sunday, have a good rest:) Warm regards DC

  1. What is “buffer”? BTW, made your “fried” pasta today. Absolutely the best ever. From now on the only way I’ll make my pasta. But still stand by my ketchup recipe. 🙂

    1. I have an account with them, still not entirely sure myself, and don’t want to mislead. These days it’s “cool” to have a website with zero information on it and “buffer” are the coolest of them all. I signed up because I thought it would help to syndicate my posts out to other blogs of mine, but wasn’t able to get it to work how I wanted.

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