Third-party Twitter app hijack caused high-profile accounts to spread swastikas


Several hundred Twitter users were hacked early Wednesday morning amid heightened diplomatic tensions between Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands. According to Gizmodo, hijacked accounts – from Forbes to UNICEF to Duke University – include the hashtags (translated from Turkish) “NaziGermany” and “NaziHolland” and a link to a pro-Erdogan video on YouTube. The tweets also reference April 16 –  the date when Turkish voters decide whether to give President Erdoğan more power The location of the company linked to the hacks isn’t lost on anyone, as seized tweets are connected to North Holland-based analytics app Twitter Counter. The attack comes after Dutch officials prohibited Turkish ministers…

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