Why Are Governments Hacking Twitter Accounts?


Twitter has notified a number of users that their account may have been hacked by “state-sponsored actors”.

This is for the first time the social networking company issued an alert. It is still not clear how many accounts were targeted by those suspected hackers.

The matter is being investigated by Twitter.

“We believe that these actors (possibly associated with a government) may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers,” Twitter stated in an email sent to users.