How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

> Most websites use email as a method of verification. If your email account is compromised, an attacker can easily reset your password on many other websites. By taking control of my domain name at GoDaddy, my attacker was able to control my email.

[http://gizmodo.com/how-i-lost-my-50-000-twitter-username-1511578384/@whitsongordon](http://gizmodo.com/how-i-lost-my-50-000-twitter-username-1511578384/@whitsongordon)

Published by Nicholas M. Getchell

Nicholas Getchell is a Systems Analyst at Massasoit Community College working on automation, deployment and security. Nicholas is also a member of the Association for Windows PowerShell Professionals and coordinates the TechSession webinars for PowerShell.org. You can find him on Twitter @getch3028 or on the PowerShell Slack community as ngetchell. Follow his PowerShell blog at PowerShell.Getchell.org.

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