Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

The Twitter accounts of US president-elect Barack Obama, singer Britney Spears and other prominent figures were hacked on Monday (US time) and fake messages sent out in their names on the micro-blogging service.Twitter founder Biz Stone, in a post on the official company blog, said a total of 33 Twitter accounts had been hacked including those of president-elect Obama and Rick Sanchez, a CNN television anchor with tens of thousands of followers.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/06/2460200.htmHackers hijack Obama’s, Britney’s Twitter accounts
Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of more than 30 celebrities and organizations, including President-Elect Barack Obama, Britney Spears and Fox News, early on Monday, the company confirmed today.”This morning we discovered 33 Twitter accounts had been ‘hacked,’ including prominent Twitter-ers like Rick Sanchez and Barack Obama,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in post to the company blog. “We immediately locked down the accounts and investigated the issue. Rick, Barack and others are now back in control of their accounts.”
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