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tweetdeckIt’s been a rocky Wednesday so far for Tweetdeck, to say the least.

The popular Twitter-owned dashboard app has been hit with a nasty hack and shut down its service at about 10 a.m. PT today.

cross-site scripting vulnerability allowed hackers to remotely execute javascript code, resulting in thousands of Tweetdeck users reporting spammed pop-up windows and re-tweets. The vulnerability also allows hackers to access user Twitter accounts.

The hack seemed to affect those using the Chrome version of Tweetdeck vs. the desktop client. Regardless, it’s a good idea to log out of your Tweetdeck account until this issue is fixed.

We’ll update this story as we hear more. In the meantime, I’d recommend using Hootsuite as an alternative Twitter dashboard app.

Update, 11:03 a.m.

Looks like Tweetdeck is back:

However, some people are still having issues:

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