Pinterest is the latest victim of hacking, which has resulted in people seeing less creative lifestyle inspiration and a lot more butts.
If you were wondering why your sister had stopped posting pictures of throw pillows embroidered with inspirational Biblical quotes in favor of pictures of butts, don't worry—she's not going through a huge lifestyle change right now. She's just one of many who were hacked and bombarded with spam tonight:
— hermioneway (@hermioneway) March 28, 2014
Tech Crunch has the latest on what is known so far about the hack along with a good reminder about keeping your shit safe online:
As Pinterest's popularity has grown, so have the number of scammers hacking into accounts. The Better Business Bureau recently sent out a scam alert warning users to be careful when clicking on pins that don't look like the usual content that their friends usually post.
Hackers access accounts in a number of ways, including through third-party apps with security holes or inserting malicious code in "Pin This" widgets on other sites, says the BBB. To keep your account safe and free from unwanted butt pics and other spam, report suspicious pins, be wary about third-party apps, and check destination links before you repin content.
So avoid clicking on pins for a little while tonight until they get this whole thing straightened out. I know; that's going to be impossible, OMG.
DON'T WORRY, WE WILL UPDATE THIS STORY AS MORE BUTT PIC-RELATED NEWS BECOMES AVAILABLE, OK?
Images via Twitter.