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The government might be hacking your account, Twitter warns

Security breaches by the government are targeting Twitter accounts. In response to these hacks, Twitter sent emails to an undisclosed number of users warning them that they may be victims of a hack by the government. According to Twitter, the hack may disclose their email addresses, IP addresses and phone numbers. However, Twitter clearly pointed out, in the emails, that they were not sure that the users’ personal information was obtained, but the motive of the hack was to get the personal information of the users who received the email.

However, Twitter clearly pointed out, in the emails, that they were not sure that the users’ personal information was obtained, but the motive of the hack was to get the personal information of the users who received the email.

However, Twitter clearly pointed out, in the emails, that they were not sure that the users’ personal information was obtained, but the motive of the hack was to get the personal information of the users who received the email.

“As of now we do not have any concrete evidence that any personal information was obtained from the hack. However, we are looking into the matter,” Coldhak, a non-profit organization based in Canada, claimed after receiving an email from Twitter. “We do not have additional information to give on the matter as for now.” Coldhak posted the email they received from Twitter on their page.

In the email, Twitter goes on to tell users to take the necessary measures to ensure that no personal information is obtained by the hackers. Among the precautions they give their users is to link the information on their accounts to Tor. Tor is software that allows anonymous use of the internet, meaning the hackers cannot eavesdrop on any activity of the users. Many of the other people who received the email are journalists and security experts.

Twitter’s spokesperson confirmed that it is true they sent the emails, but he was adamant to provide more information on the matter.

FBI PictureSuch types of hacks are not new. Recently, Facebook and Google warned users of governments trying to eavesdrop on their activities. These hacks are used to obtain intellectual property as well as government information. The Chinese Republic and the USA have in the past years accused each other of spying. Last year, a hack that affected the functioning of Sony Entertainment by revealing the functioning of the studio was the work of the North Korea government according to the FBI.

Last year, a hack that affected the functioning of Sony Entertainment by revealing the functioning of the studio was the work of the North Korea government according to the FBI.

Social media sites have in the recent past become a playground for hackers. A hacktivists group that supports the regime of the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, The Syrian Electronic Army, has severally claimed responsibility for hacks on websites. This group of hacktivists has attacked Twitter accounts of the BBC, Associated Press, CBS, Onion, NPR and the Guardian.

About a month ago, another group of hackers, Collective Anonymous, claimed that they were going to fight the Islamic militant group, ISIS. This group said its intention was to push ISIS into ‘internet darkness’ by intercepting their website traffic. ISIS uses the internet to lure members into the group and spread horrific messages in the form of videos.

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