Targeted by state-sponsored who?

State sponsored attacks. Ugh.

Photo cred: Aaron Lee

Photo cred: A. Lee

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As a precaution, we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors. We believe that these actors (possibly associated with a government) may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.

At this time, we have no evidence they obtained your account information, but we’re actively investigating this matter. We wish we had more we could share, but we don’t have any additional information we can provide at this time.

It’s possible your account may not have been an intended target of the suspected activity, but we wanted to alert you as soon as possible. We recognize that this may be of particular concern if you choose to Tweet using a pseudonym. For tips on protecting your identity online, you may want to visit the “Tor Project (https://www.torproject.org/) or EFF’s “Protecting Yourself on Social Networks” (https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/protecting-yourself-social-networks).

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Grrrrrrr.

Again, we should all be good stewards of social media. #safety

@rusnivek

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