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Twitter information possibly compromised by 'state-sponsored hacks'

Twitter has issued an email warning to due 'State-Sponsored hackers' gaining access to private information
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 15, 2015 1:31 pm

Some Twitter members have been issued official warning notices from Twitter due to possible "state-sponsored hackers" gaining access to information without approval, as reported by Gizmodo and Coldhak.




With the email being published on Twitter by Coldhak, it warned users that "Your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors." Twitter assured everyone that they are "actively investigating the matter," in what is beleived to be the first name-and-shame hacker attack by a Government.


While also suggesting that some user accounts may have not been intended targets, Twitter warned that this hack may have been completed by people associated with the Government, stating "We believe that these actors (possibly associated with a government) may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers."


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