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Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Twitter Accounts Hacked with Swastikas Through Third Party App 'Twitter Counter' Massive Twitter hack - involving Turkey?
Heather Davidson | 16 March, 2017, 00:47

Hashtags reading "NaziGermany" and "NaziHolland" in Turkish showed up on verified accounts for Forbes Magazine, Reuters Japan, BBC North America, and German newspaper Die Welt, reports Bloomberg.

The spectacle comes the day of an election in the Netherlands with implications for global populism, and ahead of a contentious April 16 referendum on whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tweets end with, "What did I write? We've already taken measures to contain such abuse", it tweeted.

It appears the breach happened after hackers gained access to a third-party Twitter application called Twitter Counter.

Forbes, UNICEF, Duke University, Amnesty International and Starbucks Argentina were among those who appear to have had their Twitter accounts hijacked late Tuesday.

The Twitter accounts hijacked included those of the European Parliament and the personal profile of French politician Alain Juppe.

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A spokesman for Twitter Counter told CNBC news that the company is aware of the situation and is investigating. It is also infamous for the November 2016 attack. Twitter accounts of Amnesty International and former best tennis player in the world Boris Becker were also targeted during the attack. "Phew! It also meant, however, that they didn't have to try to bypass Twitter's Login Verification feature in order to tweet from mine and thousands of other Twitter users' accounts".

"We're aware that our service was hacked and have started an investigation into the matter". "Our teams are working at pace and taking direct action on this issue", he said.

President Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly made accusations of European "Nazism" and accused Germany of hiding terrorists after they had moved to support the Dutch in a row over Turkish political campaigning overseas.

Twitter Counter is a statistics and analytics service; the company says it does not store Twitter account credentials or credit card information.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the hacking on Twitter, which some users of the social media network claimed was linked to their use of a third-party service, Twitter Counter.

Twitter, meanwhile, said it removed the permissions related to the third party app that caused the problem. It said that no additional accounts will be impacted.

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