Author: Aatif Sulleyman / Source: The Independent
Hackers are using a cunning new attack method to neutralise activists’ Twitter accounts.
It involves the hacker taking over an account, cloning it and completely changing the original.
What’s more, thanks to their knowledge of how Twitter’s account recovery and recycling processes work, the hackers are managing to lock the victims out of their accounts and keep them out.
The attack has been dubbed the ‘Doubleswitch’, and it was first reported by digital rights group Access Now.
It says hackers have targeted the accounts of journalists, activists and human rights defenders in Venezuela, Bahrain and Myanmar, some…
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