Wondering what's up with your friend's Pinterest account and planning to go through it to check on what's new? There are chances that you will bump across a number of pins related to weight loss with 'butt' pictures all over. And if you are waiting to call up your friend to poke some fun related to the new posts, know that he might not even know what's going on with his account.
According to several reports that are doing rounds on the web, multiple Pinterest accounts have been hacked and spammed with pictures related to weight loss ads. Thankfully enough, however, Pinterest has already acknowledged the hack and have restored the affected accounts in the safe mode.
"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," a Pinterest representative told The Huffington Post.
TechCrunch's Catherine Shu was the first to report on the new scam related to Pinterest and said her co-editor Hermione Way noticed her account being flooded with several images related to weight loss ads showing butts.
"When we see that compromised e-mail credentials are being used to attempt access to Pinterest accounts, we immediately notify the at-risk Pinner and remind them to reset their password. The best precaution is to use a strong and unique password that is not used on other sites," Huffington Post added.
Taking the problem into consideration, a representative told the Daily Mail that users have the power and option to remove the photos on their own at any time. Apart from that, Pinterest has also urged users to change their passwords as a precaution.