Oops: Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx’s account phished; Reporter falls for it, clicks on phishing link

Oh, dear. Charlotte’s Mayor Foxx’s Twitter account was hacked (or phished) yesterday afternoon.

Like Stephanie Cutter’s when she was phished, his Twitter feed started hawking body fat burners.

And the dreaded “did you see this pic of you?” direct messages.

Amy Cowman, an NBC reporter/anchor, did not heed the “do not click” warnings.

Oh, sweetie. Bless your heart.

Her account is all good this morning.

Make sure the “lots going on” does not including clicking on phishing links, no matter how anxious you are to see pics of yourself. You’re welcome.

  • Edwina

    I have opened email that was in fact not from the sender but was selling the Raspberry pills. Does this mean I have been hacked also?

  • peteee363

    yet another reason to avoid social media altogether!

    • kch50428

      Social media apps are tools – when used properly, you’re at no greater risk of harm than you are using Disqus on Twitchy… btw, Disqus & Twitchy are part of that social media you dread… #justsayin

      • lainer51

        Libs are tools too, does that count?

  • BeeKaaay

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • GaryTheBrave

    So Amy, what’s that new password? Is it NBCNews or password?

  • RightThinking1

    Foxx: “Having issues with account. Haven’t been able to pay for the Dem National Convention. Still owe $12 million. May have to close twitter account to get rid of the dun notices.”

  • rwnutjob

    That’s what you get for inviting all those Moonbats to Charlotte.

  • lainer51

    Hey Amy – are you related to Rachel MadCow and tried to change your name “a little”?

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