I found out that someone created an account on twitter using my email address. So, I decided to take over the account.
For the longest time, I never saw the point of having a twitter account. I had one during twitter’s early days. I’m talking back when you twitted by sending a text message, and got twits as text messages. Boy, those days were insane; just not as insane as Maui using a chicken to write with. I deleted that account way back when, and I also used a different email then.
Since I have control of the email, I was able to go through the password recovery and login to the account that way. Once I logged, in I got the notification that the account was suspended; so, I went ahead and go through the “appeal” process. As of now, the account is now under my full control and I decided I’m going to use it. Find me on twitter: @kmendozasr
So, the next question is how sure am I that my email account didn’t get compromised. I have enabled 2FA on my Google account, and all my other accounts that allows it. That means that whenever I log in to these accounts I either get a text, or I have to enter a code using an app that gives me the 6-digit code to enter. If anyone tries, they won’t get far. I also use LastPass to generate a random password for my online accounts. In short, I don’t know my password for most of my accounts online.