NASCAR racer #55 Mark Martin recently had his Twitter account hacked, his access revoked, his account name name changed to EPICSWAGG, and his followers spammed. So how does a professional driver get his revenge? By stealing the hacker’s name and using it for himself.
“I felt naked,” Martin told CBS Sports. “I was locked out of my own account. I’d built my followers up and was scared I was going to lose all of it to this guy. I was mad at him, mad at myself, and really ticked off.” Martin reportedly clicked on a bunk link while logged in and had his credentials stolen. The account was promptly recovered once Twitter noticed the hack, which should have been the end of it. Instead, Martin is fixing to teach the hacker a lesson.
“You see those commercials about people getting hacked and you really don’t think much of it, but when it happens to you it’s big. Real big. Epic Swag stole my name last Saturday so this weekend I’m stealing his,” he laughed. “We’ll run Epic Swag above the driver’s window where my name is usually. What do they say: ‘turnabout is fair play.'” [ZDnet – Image: The AP]