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Jan
05

33 Celebrity Twitter Accounts Hacked

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Several Twitter accounts have been hacked including Barack Obama, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, and others. Hackers used these accounts to send fake messages. Twitter locked down the affected accounts and has since given control back to the original users.

“I am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today,” from Rick Sanchez’s name is an example of some of the tweets sent through hacked accounts.

The accounts were hacked through Twitter’s support tools. The hacker gained access and managed to reset accounts’ information. A post on the Twitter blog states, “These accounts were compromised by an individual who hacked into some of the tools our support team uses to help people do things like edit the e-mail address associated with their Twitter account when they can’t remember or get stuck.”

The company has since taken the support tools offline until they can adequately secured.

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