Unauthorized Pinterest Spam/Hacks

It appears Pinterest is becoming increasingly popular with spammers and hackers. I was recently invaded with a mystery board and pin along with multiple likes to others with the same content having been posted to mystery boards on their sites.

They all appear to be from the same site stat,dealtime,com and have the same general content and photo.

This seems to be a large issue on Pinterest currently as it is the #1 help topic on the support page.

To resolve the issue follow the Pinterest support suggestions below:

If you notice boards, pins or other activity on your account that you did not create, it’s possible someone has gained access to your account.

  • First, change your password immediately by logging in and going to the Settings page. Then, you can delete any pins and/or boards that were created.
  • If changing your password does not solve the issue, please submit a ticket for assistance.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to restore any deleted boards or pins.
  • Please submit a ticket if you have any idea how someone may have gained access to your login information. Consider whether you have recently encountered any misleading 3rd party apps, if you use web browser extensions, or if you use the same password on multiple sites.
  • We also recommend running trusted antivirus software to check your computer for malware.
  • If you submit a ticket, please file it under Policy & Abuse -> Hacked Account.
  • https://support.pinterest.com/entries/21685452-help-someone-is-accessing-my-account-without-my-permission

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