This is just a small post to indicate that my Twitter account was suspended last week. (15 October 2013)
(don't worry, if you haven't been following, it's back up already since the 18th)
I received the following mail from Twitter:
|Mail from Twitter|
My account was inaccessible until the 18th of October, when they "un-suspended" it. Luckily my followers & following were recovered. As to this date, I haven't had any reply from Twitter, despite replying to their ticket.
As to the cause of my suspension? I'm unsure. I often tweet about malicious things, but I do keep maliciours URLs out of them, even obfuscated ones. (easier just redirecting on Pastebin)
I have noticed however that I was tweeting about an account which was massively spamming Twitter. That tweet is still deleted. Not sure if it had anything to do with it, but I don't see too many other possibilities.
It appears I'm not the first to have had this situation. Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure had it as well somewhere in 2009:
@bartblaze @imaguid @martijn_grooten @twitter Well, now you have something in common with @mikko. http://t.co/NTpLyL9sCN :-)
— Sean Sullivan (@5ean5ullivan) October 18, 2013
You can't send any links in DMs anymore, so I guess Twitter is getting more restrictive. Which is a good thing. I just hope they won't produce any more false positives ;-) .
Michael Krigsman from ZDNet had also written a short article on Mikko's suspension:
I will update when I receive any news from Twitter.