Multiple Pinterest accounts, including that of TechCrunch editor Alexia Tsotsis, were hacked and covered with pictures of butts yesterday.




Fret not, Pinteresters (?), as the hack wasn't widespread. A smattering of users simply just clicked on dastardly pins or whatnot. TechCrunch explains:

As Pinterest’s popularity has grown, so have the number of scammers hacking into Pinterest accounts. The Better Business Bureau recently sent out a scam alert warning users to be careful when clicking on pins that don’t look like the usual content that their friends usually post.

A Pinterest representative also explained to TechCrunch:

Our systems were alerted to some incidents of spam yesterday evening. These reports did not come in at a large scale. We began working on cleaning up and placing the accounts in safe mode immediately. The accounts have since been secured. As a precaution, Pinners should use unique and strong passwords, and can get more information in our Help Center.