Hacker Sends Confidential Twitter Files to Blogs

Cyber-scoundrel also hacks Twitter CEO's Gmail, Paypal accounts
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2009 5:53 PM CDT
Hacker Sends Confidential Twitter Files to Blogs
Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

A hacker who gained access to a Twitter administrative account two months ago has been sending confidential files to bloggers, InformationWeek reports. Most of the documents sent to blogs such as TechCrunch have been only mildly embarrassing internal correspondence, but some contain security passwords. The hacker, who goes by “Hacker Croll,” says he cracked the Twitter account by guessing the secret question needed for a password reset.

The hacker also has apparently gained access to the Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Gmail and Paypal accounts used by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, his wife, and two employees. All of this was done, the Internet pirate claims, to illustrate that no one’s data is safe online.
(Read more Twitter stories.)

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