Government ‘hacking’ accounts: Twitter

A sensational news has recently come from social messaging site Twitter.

According to the company, many accounts could have been compromised by ‘state-sponsored actors.’

Twitter has contacted it’s users by email saying that these hackers might have taken the email/IP addresses, phone numbers, etc., which the company has started collecting of late to update their customer database.



Twitter’s email said “ 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.”

Twitter says that at this juncture in time they do not have concrete evidence to substantiate this, but are investigating the matter, and will get to the bottom of this.

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