Twitter issues warnings of ‘state-sponsored hacking’


WASHINGTON, D.C.: Twitter has warned some of its users that their accounts on the messaging platform may be the target of “state-sponsored hackers.” It was unclear how many users received the warnings, which were issued over the weekend and were the first of their kind for Twitter. Coldhak, a Canadian-based non-profit group, posted a copy of the warning that Twitter sent them.”As a precaution, we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors,” read the message. Twitter said that it had no further information it could provide “at this time.” The first of the Twitter warnings were issued on Friday.



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