Twitter Warns Users Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks
Motherboard, a tech news site, and the Financial Times earlier reported on Twitter’s warning.
One organization that said it received the notice, a Winnipeg-based nonprofit called Coldhak, said the warning from Twitter came on Friday. The notice said the attackers may have been trying to obtain information such as “email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers”.
Coldhak’s Twitter account, @coldhakca, retweeted reports from a number of other users who said they received the notice. Coldhak and the other users did not indicate why they may have been singled out.
Colin Childs, one of the founding directors of Coldhak, told Reuters his organization has seen “no noticeable impact of this attack”.
Google and Facebook have also started issuing warnings to users possibly targeted by state-sponsored attacks.