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Posted: March 15, 2017

High-profile Twitter accounts compromised in #Nazihollanda hack

Photo credit: PhotoAlto/Sigrid Olsson / PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections / Getty Images
Photo credit: PhotoAlto/Sigrid Olsson / PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections / Getty Images

By Michelle Ewing

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

High-profile Twitter accounts were hacked early Wednesday to post a message with the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda.

According to Josh Butler, associate editor of Huffington Post Australia, "many hundreds" of compromised accounts – including @Forbes, @BBC America, @Atlanta_Police, @CBSTVStudios, @Bieber_Japan, sports teams and other verified users – tweeted the message in Turkish overnight.

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The tweet, which begins with a swastika and includes a YouTube link, "says 'Nazi Germany' and 'Nazi Holland' and 'see you April 16th,'" Butler tweeted.

CNBC reported that hacked accounts also were "branded with the Turkish flag."


Third-party application Twitter Counter confirmed at 4:55 a.m. ET that it had been hacked and was investigating the issue.

Analyst Ben Donkor encouraged people to revoke Twitter Counter's access to their accounts.

Butler and other Twitter users also urged people to enable two-factor authentication.

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