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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's Twitter account hacked

Australia foreign minister Julie Bishop confirmed her Twitter account was hacked
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 18, 2014 8:48 pm

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's official Twitter account was recently hacked, with Bishop confirming the breach. The fake tweets:




Bishop responded by saying ,"Yes my Twitter account has been hacked/compromised." Not surprisingly, the fake tweets were quickly deleted, passwords reset, and Bishop will be able to continue her job normally.


Typically just an annoyance when a high-profile figure is publicly hacked, though the fake links posted on Bishop's page led to a replicated Twitter login page. The links are no longer active, but it's unknown how many users mistakenly entered username and password information.


Creative cybercriminals use hacked accounts to try and phish followers, or steal personal information, which is easier to do when a Twitter user is high-profile - and has a large number of followers - which means users must always keep vigilant.


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