Twitter hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack
It was unknown whether the cyberattack on San Francisco-based Twitter was related to high-powered hacker assaults on the Times and the Journal.
The recent series of brazen cyberattacks on America’s most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.
The Times and the Journal reported that their computer networks had been compromised, alleging it was an effort by the Chinese government to spy on news media operating in the country.
The outgoing US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said that there has been an increase in hacking attacks on both state institutions and private companies.
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