Twitter accounts continue to be hacked, this time Guardian has some accounts compromised

Guardian has some Twitter handles compromised by Syrian Electronic Army.

@tracehagan
Published Mon, Apr 29 2013 4:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Twitter continues to be in the news and not for good things. Twitter accounts continue to be compromised left and right, though not because of a bug in Twitter's system. Often times these accounts are compromised because the owner used a weak password, fell victim of a phishing scam, or simply told someone else.

Twitter accounts continue to be hacked, this time Guardian has some accounts compromised | TweakTown.com

But that doesn't mean Twitter is off the hook. The micro-blogging site needs to hurry up and release its two-factor authentication in order to help prevent against these visible hackings. The latest accounts to be compromised are ones of the Guardian, a daily publication in the UK:

"We are aware that a number of Guardian Twitter accounts have been compromised and we are working actively to resolve this," a Guardian spokesperson said.

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for these hacks, much like they claimed responsibility for the recent hackings of NPR, CBS, and Associated Press handles. It's not clear how exactly the Guardian handles were compromised, though it's likely they used a similar e-mail phishing tactic.

NEWS SOURCE:allthingsd.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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