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Oh Noto! This Time, Twitter's CFO Falls for a Spam Link, Loses His Account.

All fixed now.

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

It happens to Twitter users — anonymous and famous — all the time: They click on links without thinking and … boom! They lose their accounts to spammers.

What makes it notable this time is that the Twitter user in question was Anthony Noto, the company’s chief financial officer.

And what makes it even more notable is that this isn’t the first time Noto has had public struggles with his company’s products. It comes a few months after Noto accidentally — and more than once — published what he thought were private “direct messages” to another Twitter user, exposing them for the world to see.

Twitter PR rep Jim Prosser didn’t have much to say about the newest incident, other than Twitter’s team had figured that out Noto’s account was compromised, and then locked his account, and that things are back to normal now. It doesn’t require much effort to imagine that Noto clicked on a spam link to set this into motion, but Prosser won’t say that.

The good news for Noto and Twitter is that the company’s stock is up about 12 percent since it reported earnings last week, even after a 2 percent drop today.

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