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  • Jeff Lee 2:20 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bad Luck Brian, customer service, hacked, hootsuite, , , Startups,   

    Bad Luck Hootsuite Hacked 

    Bad Luck Brian

    I’ve been using Hootsuite for a few years now and until today I have absolutely loved it. It has beaten out TweetDeck, and a slew of other promising social media tools to be my Go To social media tool online and on my phone and tablet. With Sprout Social being my Go To for pretty executive reporting. I’ve had no major problems or complaints regarding Hootsuite ever. Well that changed tonight when my account got hacked and spewed spam links to my 20+ personal and professional accounts. I quickly deleted all instances of spam links, changed passwords all over the place, and turned to Twitter, Facebook and Google for answers, to apologize to those offended, and to see if anyone else has had this happen.

    It turns out that there has been a lot of hacked Hootsuite accounts this week and plenty of people making noise about it. But my problem comes from there not being a peep about it from the official twitter accounts or the Hootsuite blog. Of course I don’t know what has happened yet to cause my account to be compromised and in the meantime I have changed every password I can and have disconnected every social media account from my Hootsuite pro account until further notice.  Not too long ago Hootsuite employed the annoying CAPTCHA system before you could login to your account. And my faith in them was bolstered by the recent announcement of $165 Million in new VC funding. 

    I understand these things happen and I’m a forgiving guy. But just let me know what is going on please?!

    But now after spending about 2 hours cleaning up this mess and explaining to angry clients what has happened, I don’t have the same enthusiasm. In fact I’m just really annoyed on a Sunday evening. Any other insight into this is welcomed in the comments below

    UPDATE! I got hit today with this wonderfully ironic promoted tweet:


    Here are some other Tweets about the Hootsuite Hacking of late:











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  • Jeff Lee 7:07 pm on January 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Advertising, Fajitas, , , SevenLunches, Startups   

    This guy looks happy with his sign and sombrero in the rain but ending this type of promo is exactly why we built Seven Lunches 

    This guy looks happy with his sign and sombrero but ending this type of promo is exactly why we built @sevenlunches #itshouldntbethishard
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  • Jeff Lee 9:09 am on December 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 7 Lunches, 7 Specials, automotive aftermarket, Business, , cars for a living, Entrepreneur, , , , product development, Startups, thank you   

    Camaro HammerHead IRS Now On Sale. My Unexpected Startup Journey With My Dad And Many Thank You’s 

    • Jim Watson 5:49 pm on December 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It is great to see Skip and Jeff suceed with hard work and a dream. Proud of both of you. Enjoy following your progress on FB.

  • Jeff Lee 11:12 pm on January 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Coding, Design, Designers, Garry Tan, Inc, Posterous, Startups, YCombinator   

    The Value of the Designer Who Codes by @garrytan 

  • Jeff Lee 10:11 pm on January 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Gizmodo, Links, , , Startups   

    Path: The Social Network That Stole Christmas 

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