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Clinton Campaign Chief Sends Pro-Trump Tweet

John Podesta has 'switched teams.' Or he's very unlucky

(Newser) - Either John Podesta is very unlucky or he has been using "password" as his password. The Hillary Clinton campaign chairman, whose hacked Gmail emails are being released in batches by WikiLeaks, had his Twitter account hacked on Wednesday and used to send out a pro-Trump tweet, Politico reports. More »

Twitter's Most Popular User Got Hacked

Katy Perry is the latest victim

(Newser) - Katy Perry fans were probably surprised when she tweeted a "miss u baby" in the direction of Taylor Swift on Monday. As it turns out, that wasn't Perry making up with her rival pop star—Perry's account was hacked, reports US Weekly . That's quite a feat... More »

CentCom's Twitter Hacked by Purported ISIS Backers

Hackers warn US soldiers to watch their backs

(Newser) - The US Central Command's Twitter page was ominously hacked today by a group claiming to be allied with ISIS—a particularly bold move, notes Politico , because President Obama was delivering a speech on cybersecurity at the FTC. US officials are confirming the hack and @CentCom is currently suspended; the... More »

Fake AP News Tweet Sends Dow Plunging

Hacked account falsely claims White House explosions

(Newser) - Hackers got their hands on AP's Twitter feed today and briefly sent blood pressures racing with an afternoon tweet that President Obama had been injured in a pair of White House explosions, reports the Huffington Post . The real AP tweeted minutes later that it was a hoax and suspended... More »

Hacker Mocks Thai PM— on Her Own Twitter Account

Yingluck Shinawatra 'can't even protect her Twitter account'

(Newser) - A mocking hacker took over the Twitter account of Thailand's recently elected prime minister today, questioning her ability to defend the country if she cannot even secure her own tweets. The unknown hacker ended a series of at least eight postings on the account of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra... More »

Twitter Trail Casts Doubts on Weiner's Claims

TweetDeck application used for all of Weiner's posts that evening

(Newser) - Rep. Anthony Weiner's tale of a hacked Twitter account being responsible for his lewd underwear tweet just got more complicated—the groin shot was posted via TweetDeck, as were all of the congressman's messages that evening. If the underwear tweet had come from a different Twitter application, that... More »

Twitter 'Hacking' Continues, Target: Ohio House Speaker

William Batchelder didn't even know he had a Twitter

(Newser) - Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder didn't even know he had a Twitter account. So imagine the Republican's surprise when he learned it was hacked ... by a liberal. The hijacked Twitter account—which had been run by caucus staffers as a way to get out messages—started broadcasting critical... More »

Kutcher's Twitter Account Hacked

First tweet asks, 'Dude, where's my SSL?'

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher went to TED yesterday, and lost something intrinsic to being Ashton Kutcher: His Twitter account. The ever-tweeting actor's account appears to have been hacked, and likely by someone all but looking over his shoulder at the conference, reports ReadWriteWeb, which notes that celebs aren't likely to be impressed... More »

'Follow' Hack Causes Twitter Pandemonium

Privacy gap closed, but not before some opportunistic hijinks

(Newser) - If your Twitter account lists no followers or follow-ees, thank the happy-go-lucky iPhone acquirers at Gizmodo , who tipped the tech world to a vulnerability this morning. It's no longer working, but the web interface allowed the attention-starved to type "accept" and the Twitter name of any account, thereby gaining... More »

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