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Hackers take over Gizmodo’s Twitter
Also compromised was the account of one of the site’s former writers, now with Wired.
On Friday evening, hacker group Clan Vv3 gained access to the Twitter accounts of tech news site Gizmodo and one its former writers, Mat Honan.
It appears that the hackers gained access to Gizmodo’s account via Honan’s first. The tweets they posted on Gizmodo’s account have been deleted (screenshot below),though Gizmodo apologized for the tweets having appeared at all.
While Gizmodo seems to have regained control of its account, which has 416,000 followers, Honan’s still appears to be in the hands of Clan Vv3.
In a tweet posted from Honan’s account, @mat, the hackers criticized the journalist (now a senior writer with Wired) for “using in-secure email services, having a 3 letter twitter, and having access to giz.”
In a blog post, Honan claimed his iCloud account was hijacked, and his laptop, iPhone, and iPad remotely wiped. He linked his Twitter account to Gizmodo’s some time ago, so the hackers were able to access both.
Photo by Mat Honan
Based in Montreal, Kris Holt has been writing about technology and web culture since 2010. He writes for Engadget and Tech News World, and his byline has also appeared in Paste, Salon, International Business Times, Mashable, and elsewhere.