Mirror: ABC News and Good Morning America Twitter accounts HACKED

March 23, 2017 — ABC News and Good Morning America Twitter accounts HACKED

Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at NuData, comments on the news that the Twitter accounts of US news sites ABC News and Good Morning America have been hacked.


The Twitter accounts of US news sites ABC News and Good Morning America have been hacked.

Tweets filled with profanity and false news reports were posted to the ABC News account, while tweets claiming to be from “Russian hackers” who “love” President Donald Trump were appearing on Good Morning America’s page.


“If Twitter were a country, it would be the 12th largest in the world with over 100 million users logging in daily, and continually growing,” said Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security.

“The size of its membership, and its capacity as a live media source of information, make it an attractive and vulnerable target for account takeovers.

“By hijacking accounts, bad actors have access to the audiences of celebrities, brands and news outlets with thousands of followers, and can also leverage hashtags and lists to push that reach further.”

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