'10 Macbooks' Twitter hack update: Not even Smash Mouth is safe

Don’t be left with the shape of an “L” on your forehead: If you see a celebrity selling, oh say, 10 MacBooks for around $600 each on Twitter, we can guarantee that the celeb’s account has been hacked…even if the account belongs to the internet’s favorite 90s band: Smash Mouth.Over the past few months, a hacker or group of hackers have been stealing influential high-profile accounts. Mashable first exclusively reported on the hacks last week. Basically, once the hacker accesses an account, they begin sharing a scam offering brand new MacBooks for well-below retail value. Mashable heard from those who fell for the scam, taken in by seeing the offer from a user they’ve long followed and trusted, without knowing that the account had been hacked. The victim then sends the money via a peer-to-peer payment service like Zelle, Cashapp, or Apple Pay, which does not provide buyer protection or refunds.Hey now, you’re an all-starOn the day our report was published, the hacker reached out to the author of the piece through a Twitter account they had just hacked hours prior.”i’ll hack you next,” the hacker said in a direct message to me via the Twitter account belonging to Smash Mouth. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) “ur 2 step dosent matter 😂,” they said in a follow up, referring to two-factor authentication, a security step that makes it harder for unauthorized access into accounts. Twitter, under the leadership of Elon Musk, turned off two-factor authentication via…'10 Macbooks' Twitter hack update: Not even Smash Mouth is safe