Twitter hacker spreads Tsunami warning from government advisor’s account

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As many people have found, Twitter is a fantastic tool for spreading important news rapidly.

In the past it’s been used to share information about fires in Los Angeles, emergency landings in the Hudson River, and most recently helping aid be transported effectively to disaster stricken Indonesians.

Andi Arief is Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s disaster management adviser and a frequent user of Twitter. After a devastating spell of earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and even a tsunami hitting the country, you can understand why some people would be following him…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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