If you tweet like I do, then you were devastated last night around 11pm when twitter was down for the count. This morning, I found some information on what happened. It’s a great idea right now to change your twitter password if it’s the same password you use for other accounts.
The group that has taken responsibility for the hacking is the Iranian Cyber Army and this message was posted:
Iranian Cyber Army
THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To….
NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST
According to techcrunch , “There is a history between Iran and Twitter. It was well noted and covered in the media that Twitter was used as a tool during the Iranian election protests. The US government actually intervened to assure that Twitter was available to the protestors in Tehran and around the country. This attack may be an act of reprisal from groups who were not happy with the role that Twitter played during the protests.”
All this to say that it is NOT a great idea to share personal information on twitter because of their past security issues, so don’t think sending a dm is safe! And um, the Iranian Cyber Army may need a better translator :/