Hackers takeover Twitter accounts to spread fake news

Sounds like my worst nightmare.

Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets.

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The hack, called "DoubleSwitch" involves taking over the account and then switching the username. The hacker then...

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