Twitter has made it official that some of its user accounts are being hacked by some state sponsored hackers. It also disclosed that the company is sending email warnings to those whose accounts may have been hacked by actors who could be funded by either government or private organizations or security agencies.
According to BBC News, the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone numbers and the number of affected accounts is still unclear.
Some of the users who tweeted about receiving the notice on Friday were cryptographers, security researchers, Politicians, activists or journalists. Twitter confirmed that it had sent the e-mail about state-sponsored actors, but declined to comment further, according to the Financial Times.
The alert highlights growing concern over hacking activity backed by foreign governments.
For instance, a massive hack last year crippled Sony Entertainment and revealed the inner workings of the studio. US officials blamed the attack on hackers working for the North Korea government.
Other companies such as Google and Facebook already have warning systems to alert users who may be targeted by state-sponsored hackers.
Thus, be alert guys and remember if you need to keep your life private, stay away from social media, or atleast learn the sense in using it professedly.