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The New York Times Twitter Account Hijacked

The New York Times Twitter Account Hijacked

The Moment, a popular fashion blog belonging to the New York Times, had its Twitter account commandeered by cyber-crooks. Following the incident, more than half a million users of the micro-blogging platform received adult-oriented spam.

A message reading, “Everyone visit[removed] for 100% FREE webcam girls/guys doing anything you ask them in the chat, I love it personally,” baffled The Moment’s Twitter followers on Thursday.

The security breach was confirmed a couple of hours later, after the real owners regained control of the compromised account. “In case that spam wasn’t obvious enough ¡X Yes, we were hacked! What a lousy way to thank our half million followers. Sorry everybody!” they wrote.


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