I was looking at Twitter tonight, and it appears that the Verisign Twitter account has been hacked or somehow compromised. The most recent tweet from Verisign said, “I’m down almost 13 pounds this month, woohoo!” As you can see by the check mark next to the user name, Verisign’s Twitter account is a verified account.
I didn’t click the Bitly link, but I guess it links to a scammy, malware-laden, or other type of illegitimate website, and I would advise not clicking on that link if you happen to come across the Tweet.
It seems like there are quite a few Twitter users whose accounts may have been hacked. I did a search for the text of the tweet, and there are quite a few results with exactly the same tweet. Judging by a few other accounts I follow on Twitter, others may have also had their accounts compromised or hacked (unless these people are posting about weight loss at the same time). I think it’s pretty clear when it happens, but if come across a tweet that looks fishy, it’s better to stay away.
Hopefully this gets resolved ASAP.
Update: The Verisign tweet was removed, but there are still plenty of others: