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Sky News Accidentally Sends Private Tweet, Then Covers It Up By Claiming To Be Hacked

In February 2012, Sky News made Twitter headlines with its widely contested ban on its employees retweeting or sharing information from any Twitter users not employed by Sky News.

And now the broadcaster is stirring the Twitter pot again with a strange fake hack cover-up.

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Another Day, Another High-Profile Twitter Hack: E! Online

The Syrian Electronic Army, the group behind the April 23 hacking of the Associated Press Twitter account, and more recently CBS, hacked into the E! Online profile on Saturday.

The hackers tweeted a fake “exclusive” allegedly from Justin Bieber announcing that he was gay, which prompted more than 1,000 retweets and more than 350 favorites.

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Twitter Account From Hackers

On the Internet, privacy and security are major concerns, especially as hacking on Twitter is more rampant than ever.

In order to protect your Twitter account from hackers – be they intentionally targeting your account, or including you in a systematic sweep – follow these five tips, below.

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Twitter Denies 55,000 Usernames And Passwords Posted Online Were Hacked

Twitter had a bit of a hacking scare on Tuesday, as about 55,000 usernames and passwords were leaked on a filesharing website. However, the company has denied that they were actually hacked, claiming that the data was actually mostly spam accounts, unlinked usernames and passwords, or duplicates.
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Another Politician’s Twitter Account Hacked

Senator Chuck Grassley’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday, tweeting off-message content to his over 33,000 followers. Federal law enforcement is working with Twitter to identify the hacker.
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Hackers Take Over Twitter Accounts Of Hugo Chavez Critics

Several prominent Hugo Chavez critics have been tweeting rather out-of-character things lately, thanks to a targeted attack by a group of hackers.
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How Hackers Are Targeting Your Twitter Account [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can you guess how many of the top 10 Twitter users have been hacked? Or what the most common password was before Twitter had to ban it for security reasons?

On the internet, privacy and security are major concerns, and this telling infographic depicts just how rampant hacking – whether as a result of malicious software or human error – is on Twitter.
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Twitter Is Resetting Passwords For Hijacked Accounts

Now is as good a time as any to double check your Twitter security. The Twitter safety team is going around resetting the passwords of any account that has been affected by a phishing scam.
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Twitter Settles with FTC Privacy Complaint Over Hacked Celebrity Accounts

Twitter has settled a case with the FTC over concerns that it could not offer the level of security it promised in its original privacy policy. The case stemmed from two separate attacks in 2009, resulting in the hacking of high profile Twitter accounts like Ashton Kutcher and Barack Obama.
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ALERT: Twitter Accounts Hijacked by “Watch Movies Online” Spam Link

Watch out for this one: Several accounts on Twitter have been taken over by the latest link spam scam. Anyone telling you to “Watch movies online” and directing you to a website with a bit.ly shortened address should be ignored. They are the victims, or fake accounts, of an illegitimate attempt to trick people into giving up their credit card information. More on this scam below.
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