Twitter warns people about state hacking

TwitterSocial media chatterer Twitter has warned some people that use its software that state sponsored hackers might have tried to pry open their accounts in a search for data.

Twitter hasn’t issued this kind of warning before, but Facebook and Google have both alerted people that they may be under state based attack.

Twitter didn’t say which state is behind the hacking but it’s believed that all the major powers indulge in this type of activity.

Only a small group of people were warned of the attacks by Twitter and it’s not entirely clear whether the state, or states, obtained anything of very much interest.

A Canadian organisation called Coldhawk told Reuters it had been warned by Twitter but it doesn’t appear to be particularly worried by the alert.