Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
AOL Tech

'Father of the Internet' Vint Cerf's Twitter Account Hacked

Father-of-the-Internet's Twitter Hacked
Vint Cerf, Google VP and so-called "father of the Internet," has been hacked. Well not him personally, but his Twitter account.

Spammers hijacked the tech visionary's Twitter account and began pestering his followers with messages linking back to a pair of auction sites. Every minute for several hours messages (many began with variations on "Have you heard about" or "My friend mentioned") were posted until Twitter suspended the account.

Most likely, Cerf will be able to reclaim his account, but it just goes to show that even the smartest among us can't be safe all the time. [From: ZDNet]

Tags: hack, hackers, security, spam, twitter, vint cerf, VintCerf