Twitter says Facebook hacked messenger accounts

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Facebook's official Twitter account and messenger were hacked through a third-party platform.

Reuters

updated:February 8, 2020, 12:41 am

Twitter says Facebook hacked messenger accounts
Facebook's official Twitter account and messenger were hacked through a third-party platform.

Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its messenger platform were hacked. A Twitter spokesman said in an emailed statement that the accounts were hacked through a third-party platform. "As soon as we were informed of the problem, we blocked the affected accounts and worked closely with our Facebook partners to restore them," said the Twitter spokesman.

Regardless, Facebook also confirmed that some of its official social media accounts were hacked on Friday. "Some of our corporate social accounts have been hacked for a short time, but we have secured and restored access," said Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne. The account of Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive of Twitter Inc, was hacked in August, allowing an unauthorized person to send public tweets containing racist insults and swear words to his 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account.

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