Pinterest Accounts Hacked: Reports of Pins Being Deleted

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Has your Pinterest account been hacked?

There is worrying news for Pinterest users. As reported by LLsocial, numerous Pinterest accounts appear to have been hacked into, resulting, in some cases, in pins being deleted and spam pins being added by the hackers.

Pinterest seem to have been aware of the issue for some time.

Pinterest Accounts Hacked: Reports of Pins Being Deleted

Last week they posted an update to their support pages, saying that some Pinterest accounts are being locked as a result of suspicious activity. The users are logged out and prevented from accessing the account until they’ve reset their password.

Unfortunately, if this happens to you, Pinterest say there is no way to recover lost pins or boards.

This is a serious worry for Pinterest users. Not only are spam pins being placed on people’s accounts, but lovingly-curated boards are being lost.

Pinterest isn’t the only popular site to have had security issues recently. Over the last few weeks, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Last.fm have all reported compromised accounts.

If you receive a notification from Pinterest saying that your account has been locked, they now have a survey that you can fill in to help them investigate the issue. You can complete it here.

We’ll keep you updated on this issue as we get more information.

Have you noticed anything strange with your account lately? How do you feel Pinterest should be responding to these new security concerns?

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  1. I had a weird thing happen yesterday. I found a board on my profile called “products” spelled just that way. It had one pin on it. I did not join this board… it was a complete surprise. Unfortunately, I was so alarmed by it that I deleted it before carefully checking that single pin. All I know is it was some kind of pyramid chart, using human figure symbols. Has anyone else had this happen? Have I been hacked?

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