10 tips for avoiding Twitter hacks

Twitter issued a memo to media outlets this week warning them that takeovers similar to the one that affected the Associated Press may happen to others.

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Back in February, Burger King and Jeep both endured hacks of their accounts. Last week, the Associated Press Twitter account falsely reported a bombing at the White House after hackers gained control. Tuesday, The Guardian’s Twitter account was also reported hacked, though no rogue tweets went out.

In response to the hoopla, Twitter issued a warning to news organizations, which Buzzfeed then published: “We believe that these attacks will continue, and that news and media organizations will continue to be high value targets to hackers,” the memo stated.

Considering the hacks of Burger King and Jeep, non-media brands are almost certainly in the crosshairs, too.

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