Twitter – The Next Trojan Horse?

Posted on December 18, 2009 in Copy Chat

In case you haven’t heard the early morning buzz regarding Twitter, it was “hacked” last night, or redirected, by a group claiming to be the “Iranian Cyber Army.” Those who attempted to use Twitter ended up seeing a screen like this before Twitter went down for awhile.


(Credit: CC u07ch/Flickr)

According to news.cnet the message “appears to be written in Perso-Arabic script and when translated to English it read:

Iranian Cyber Army
THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
[email protected]
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
Take Care.”1

The Twitter blog posted a message at 11:43 P.M. last night that said:

“Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed. As some noticed, Twitter.com was redirected for a while but API and platform applications were working. We will update with more information and details once we’ve investigated more fully.”

After reading myriad posts about this Twitter happening one good suggestion is that if you use your Twitter password on other sites you might want to change your password on all your sites. My overall thought regarding the ‘Iranian Cyber Army’ message? Well, someone seriously needs to work on their copywriting skills.

Resources:

  1. Twitter hijacked by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’
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