BREAKING: Massive Cyberattack On Twitter, Thousands of Accounts Hacked

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:09:15 UTC by Maarten Schenk

Earlier today thousands of Twitter accounts apparently were taken over by Turkish or Turkey supporting hackers and they all started posting the same tweet :

Screenshot in case the tweet goes down:

A Bing translation of the message reads:

👌 This gives you a little 👋 too see you wrote the moisture 🇹🇷 LEARN Turkish

You can see the attack unfolding live via this twitter search widget:

As of the moment of writing, Twitter has not acknowledged the attack on their status page.

Updates:

Mar 15, 2017 8:05:15 AM GMT:

Mar 15, 2017 7:54:53 AM GMT:

Mar 15, 2017 7:46:27 AM GMT:

Mar 15, 2017 7:40:05 AM GMT:

Mar 15, 2017 7:28:20 AM GMT: Google translation of the Turkish text under the video:

Nazi Germany, Nazi Netherlands! Do not force the patience of the Turk. "We got out of this way by wearing our kefen" I was not kidding. I can not applaud the persecution; I can not swear to enjoy up from the past. Someone attacked an ancestor, even strangled! ... -You can not choke! -I'm not going anywhere unless I'm out. I can not get rid of it after three and a half. Especially if I died right injustice aka the plug will not. It is the berth when I am born; I have never tasted me golden tulip! Soft-headed isem, who said the docile sheep? Maybe it will be cut off, but it will not pull out! I saw a bleeding wound, my lungs, To relieve her whip, my double! Go wait for the man! , I do not mind. Chewing, chewing, keeps the right money! I am cruelly hostile and I am an oppressor ... Is that what you have in your dialect? Http://twitter.com/sebomubu

Mar 15, 2017 7:20:30 AM GMT: The video that is referenced in the hacked tweets: