Warnings spread like wildfire across Twitter today, suggesting that the popular Huffington Post blog had fallen victim to hackers, who had managed to break into its Twitter account and post offensive messages.
Sure enough, if you visited the @HuffPostNews Twitter account there were plenty of unsavoury messages, many seemingly posted by someone sympathetic to right wing politics.
Here’s a video I made about the incident:
However, you shouldn’t always be quick to jump to conclusions.
I noticed that the @HuffPostNews account only had about 1900 Twitter followers – a surprisingly low…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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