Twitter hacked by 'Frenchie' including high profile users
May 03, 2009 12:01am
A FRENCH computer hacker is believed to have tapped into Twitter's
internal system, gaining access to millions of accounts including
high-profile users such as singer Lily Allen and actor Ashton Kutcher.
"Hacker Croll" is believed to be the first to hack into Twitter's internal administration system.
Twitter founder Biz Stone
confirmed unauthorised access was gained by an outside party during the
week, but said only 10 individual accounts were viewed.
The micro-blogging website has strengthened its security measures.
Mr Stone did not reveal whose Twitter accounts had been hacked.
But he assured Twitter users no account information was altered or removed.
All affected parties had been contacted and Twitter was conducting a independent security audit of its internal systems.
Mr Stone said he planned to implement extra anti-intrusion measures to further safeguard user data.
Source: Twitter compromised by French hacker calling himself "Hacker Croll"