Twitter steps up its scrutiny of security breaches

Twitter

Twitter has issued its first ever warning about a possible hack by state-sponsored actors, as the microblogging social media site steps up its scrutiny of possible security breaches. The company’s alert highlights growing concern over hacking activity backed by foreign governments… Other companies such as Google and Facebook already have warning systems to alert users who may be targeted by state-sponsored hackers… State-sponsored hackers are the most sophisticated and well-resourced hackers. They often use cyber attacks to conduct espionage or steal intellectual property. However most Twitter posts are public, suggesting the hackers may have been more interested in obtaining personal data — such phone numbers — or finding a way to tweet through hijacked accounts.

 

Leslie Hook

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