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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another day, Another verified twitter account HACKED

Another day, Another verified twitter account HACKED


Another day, Another verified twitter account with over 900,000 followers hacked by 'Colin'. Hacker hacked into a Sky News Twitter account earlier today, and left a semi-permanent mark on the internet's consciousness.

The mysterious Colin soon began to trend on Twitter as #ColinWasHere hashtag. However, the tweet which simply said "Colin was here" - has now been deleted, with Sky blaming the tweet on a hack. The post was retweeted more than 7,500 times before it was removed half an hour later.

The Syrian Electronic Army in the recent past has been accused of hacking social media feeds of a number of well known Twitter handles, such as AP, The Guardian and even for some bizarre reason, the satire news agency ‘The Onion’

UPDATE: The Sky News press office has informed that Colin was, in fact, "a ‘disaster recovery’ test message which accidently went live" and that "no Colin was harmed in the making of this message".

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