Thursday, March 23, 2017

ABC News learns a hard lesson about Twitter account security

If there’s someone I definitely wouldn’t want to be right now, it’s the social media manager for ABC News. That’s because in the early hours of this morning, its Twitter account was hacked, with several colorful tweets posted. Several of the tweets linked to an account, @the6clerk, which has since been suspended by Twitter. Others expressed a pro-Donald Trump sentiment, which I’m almost certain was tongue-in-cheek.   It’s not immediately obvious how the attackers managed to penetrate ABC News’ Twitter account. Even if the iconic broadcaster followed basic security procedures – using both a secure password and two-factor authentication –…

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