Reports are coming in of a systematic hack of Twitter accounts – apparently
owned by Israeli internet users – by Turkish hackers.
According to Mikko Hyponnen, chief research officer with F-Secure, more than
1000 accounts on the Twitter microblogging social networking service were hacked
within the space of 12 hours, each of them broadcasting the message: "Hacked by
In a security blog posting made last night, Hyponnen said that, although the
exploit mechanism is unclear, most of the compromised accounts "seem to seem to
belong to Israeli Twitter users."