— -- A Twitter executive may have just been snared by an annoying spambot.
An account belonging to Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto appeared to have been briefly compromised this afternoon. Several spam-like messages were sent to users offering a link and messages such as "OMG when did you do this?" and "This is too funny of you," to bait the user into clicking.
The tweets, which are certainly uncharacteristic for Noto, were quickly deleted.
"His account was sending spam Tweets. We've locked the account down and deleted the Tweets. There's no indication any account information was accessed," a Twitter spokesperson told ABC News.
It's not the first time Noto has experienced a social media snafu. In November, he accidentally tweeted what was intended to be a direct message about acquiring a company to his thousands of followers.
Noto has since deleted the tweet, which was discussed on Twitter as perhaps the first ever mergers and acquisitions fail.