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Change your password immediately.
Delete any spammy tweets that were posted on your public page.
You may also consider tweeting an apology to those who receive spammy DMs, letting them know that the situation is fixed, else some people may unfollow you.
As a preventative measure, NEVER EVER click a link sent to you in a DM unless you are 100% positive that it's not spam. I've noticed that these type of spam DMs tend to be of the "OMG look at this horrible thing someone said about you (link here)" or "is this you in this picture LOL (link here)" nature.
Last updated on January 8, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi