How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

While eating lunch on January 20, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account. I ignored it and continued eating.

vía How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username — Medium.

No suelo ignorar este tipo de emails… Si es de Paypal menos. El caso  da escalofríos.

También leí en la tarde la historia del fundador de Droplr al que por poco le pasa lo mismo. El tuvo suerte y se movió rápidamente eso fue lo único que lo salvó de correr la misma suerte de Naoki. Ve y lee el articulo y después lee el caso de Josh Bryant.

De sus consejos este es muy importante hoy en día.

Always use a private WHOIS service with domains that you own.

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