Turkish Cyber Invasion
Over the last couple of weeks, a small group of hackers, apparently Turkish, were attacking the Twitter handles of mostly rightwing media figures in both the United States and India. In the US, a number of Fox News presenters were targeted for some fairly amateur trolling. While in India targets included actor Anupam Kher, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, Rajya Sabha MP and former journalist Swapan Dasgupta and Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi. If in the US, the hacked accounts were essentially used to tweet pro-Erdogan messages and warnings to not discriminate against Muslims, in India the hackers added a personal touch. “I love Pakistan,” they tweeted from Madhav’s handle, which is worth at least a weak chuckle. More seriously, questions continue to be asked about Twitter’s laughable security. Questions the company either can’t or won’t answer.