Twitter hacked

by Theditor on Dec.18, 2009, under General News

I just finished reading an article on TechCrunch about this. Apparently, Twitter has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army. This is a developing story. According to TechCrunch, there is a bit of history between Twitter and Iran. During the Iranian elections, Twitter’s services were used to as a tool in the Iranian election protests. Even Google briefly indexed the hacked page and displayed the information when someone searched for Twitter but it has long since been removed. According to the article, Twitter’s DNS records were compromised during the hack and users visiting were redirected to a different server. The server that users were redirected to mentioned the group that did it, a notice that the page had been hacked, a picture of a flag and the following message:

“In the name of God, As an Iranian this is a reaction to Twitter’s interference sly which was U.S. authorities ordered in the internal affairs of my country…”

Sounds like someone wasn’t too happy with Twitter’s involvement in the protests. I doubt that this is going to be last time Twitter gets hacked. TechCrunch has several links to news stories about Twitter getting hacked in the past. With so much personal information moving through social networking sites today, it makes me wonder if these sites should pay more attention to their security rather than their abundant features.

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