Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Twitter accounts of Barack Obama and other "rock stars" compromised


CNN is reporting that the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama and Britney Spears have been hacked, in this news story. 29 other people including Bill O’Reilly and Rick Sanchez also were affected, resulting in inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts. The access point had to do with the password reset mechanism. The story is here.

Presumably the Secret Service could become involved in investigating since the president-elect was compromised.

There is a more detailed story with examples by Marshall Kirkpatrick on “Read Write Web” here.

A search engine investigation shows that other security issues have been reported with Twitter before.

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