USA Today Twitter account hacked

    Date27 Sep 2011
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2492
    Posted ByAlex
    USA Today's Twitter account was hacked, apparently by the same group that breached the Twitter accounts of NBC and Fox News. The newspaper acknowledged the hack late Sunday, and the group that claimed credit for it, "The Script Kiddies" did so on USA Today's Twitter account, said Sophos Security on its Naked Security blog. "The Script Kiddies" are an off-shoot of the hacker group known as Anonymous.

    "Fortunately, USA Today was able to regain control of the account (with some assistance from Twitter) before any serious harm could be caused," wrote Graham Cluley, Sophos' senior technology consultant. "The newspaper tweeted an apology to its followers."

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