10 Social Media Accounts That Have Been Held For Ransom

The Revenger

Date: Dec. 30, 2011 

Most techies remember Paul Christoforo as the former president of PR firm Ocean Marketing who committed career suicide when disparaging a customer in an email regarding a pre-ordered Avenger gaming controller. Once the story broke out across every major gaming website, he was fired from the company and replaced by Moisés Chiullan. But Christoforo didn't leave so quietly. He hijacked the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and told Chiullan in a phone call: “Eight months ago I locked down all this stuff so they wouldn't be able to f**k with me. If they don't give me what I want, it's war.” So much for damage control.

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