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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's Twitter account hacked

Australia foreign minister Julie Bishop confirmed her Twitter account was hacked.

Published Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's Twitter account hacked | TweakTown.com

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 The links are no longer active, but it's unknown how many users mistakenly entered username and password information.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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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