TweetDeck temporarily shut down today after a "security issue" prompted strange pop-up messages and unintended retweets from users' Twitter accounts.
Users of the social media-managing program reported seeing pop-up messages that read, "Yo!" "Please, close now Tweetdeck, it's not safe," and "HACKED," among others.
After first telling users to log out and then log back on, TweetDeck said it was temporarily disabling the service to assess the issue. It was back up and running about an hour later.
The attack reportedly affected many high-profile Twitter accounts including media outlets @NYTimes, @CBCNews and @BBCBreaking, which all inadvertently retweeted a jumble of code from a user named @derGeruhn.
The glitch let hackers tweet computer code from other users' accounts.
We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue. We'll update when services are back up.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014
We've verified our security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users. Sorry for any inconvenience.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014