TWITTER ACCOUNTS

  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The Englishlanguage account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning July 4, 2014

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet: "#WARNING:...
  • Twitter account @PMOIndia to be handed over to new dispensation: PMO May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office which is under severe criticism on Wednesday clarified that the twitter account @PMOIndia has been "secured" by the microblogging company and will be handed over to the new dispensation which will take over next week. It said all internetbased platforms and communications will continue to...
  • PMO twitter handle renamed as PMOIndiaArchives, BJP fumes May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi prepares to take charge as the next Prime Minister of India, an avoidable controversy is raging over the twitter handle PMOIndia. The managers of outgoing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official twitter handle PMOIndia have now renamed it as Dr Manmohan Singh @PMOIndiaArchive. Its bio/introduction...
  • 44 per cent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted: Report April 15, 2014

    Washington: Around 44 per cent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet, according to a new report. The report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, said that 30 per cent of existing Twitter accounts have only sent one to 10 tweets. Just...
  • Shashi Tharoor's Twitter row a personal mess on public platform? January 16, 2014

    A catfight on Twitter between Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar turned into a full blown controversy today. While the Tharoors issued a statement to say 'all is well', the drama could be another turning point in his political career. ...
  • AlQaeda's Twitter account suspended October 1, 2013

    New York: AlQaeda's Twitter account has been suspended, five days after it appeared on the social networking site, attracting over 1,500 followers. Tweets began appearing on the Twitter handle which was connected to AlQaeda's online forum on September 24 and the account was suspended on Sunday. Twitter did not give...
  • CA fails to find source of offensive Ashes tweet July 28, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia has failed to find the source of an offensive tweet on its official account during the national team's second Ashes Test against England in Lord's. CA was left redfaced when its official twitter account showed an abusive tweet which criticised an umpiring decision during the match last weekend....
  • AP Twitter account hacked, NY markets plunge April 23, 2013

    London: Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured. The attack on AP's Twitter account and AP...
  • CBS News says some of its Twitter accounts were hacked April 21, 2013

    Washington: Social media accounts maintained by CBS News programs, "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours," were compromised on Saturday, the two programs' official Twitter accounts said. A post on the "60 Minutes" Twitter microblog account, @60Minutes, said, "PLEASE NOTE: Our Twitter account was compromised earlier today. We are working with Twitter to...
  • Burger King Twitter account hacked February 19, 2013

    New York: Hackers breached the Twitter account of fastfood chain Burger King, posting the online equivalent of graffiti and sometimes making little sense. Burger King Worldwide Inc suspended its Twitter account about an hour after it learned of the attack, company spokesman Bryson Thornton said in an email. "It has come to...
  • Fake Twitter account in the name of Salman Khurshid January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A fake Twitter account in the name of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid was on Tuesday created, prompting the Ministry to complain to the social networking site operator and seek its blocking. "Bogus news items such as comments on the current status of IndoPak ties were posted on the...
  • Pope to join celebrities, presidents with Twitter feed November 9, 2012

    Vatican City: He already has a billion followers. Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twittersphere, tweeting from a personal account along with the world's celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi made the announcement on Thursday, saying details about Benedict's handle and other information will come...
  • Twitter removes 6 accounts resembling PMO August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Pushed by India, Twitter has removed six microblogging accounts which resembled that of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) amidst government's assertion that action would be taken against those allowing objectionable content. In a communication to the PMO, Twitter has said it has "removed the reported profile(s) from circulation due...
  • Milind Deora's Twitter account 'suspended'? August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Milind Deora's Twitter account was not functioning on Friday. The users who clicked on his handle (@milinddeora) saw a message "account suspended: The profile you are trying to view has been suspended." But Deora told CNNIBN his account has gone for...
  • Twitter agrees to block six fake PMO accounts August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Social networking site Twitter has agreed to cooperate with the Government in blocking six fake accounts "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said on Thursday. Twitter has around 16 million accounts in India. "Twitter has agreed to cooperate in blocking the six fake PM accounts. and we welcome their cooperation....
  • Broad denies role in KP's fake Twitter account August 14, 2012

    London: England's Stuart Broad has insisted he'd no role in a parody Twitter account for Kevin Pietersen as the fall out from the batsman's axing for the third Test against South Africa continued on Tuesday. The account KP Genius was set up by a friend of Broad, Richard Bailey,...
  • Reuters Twitter account hacked August 6, 2012

    London: Reuters News said one of its Twitter accounts was hacked on Sunday and false tweets were posted, mainly related to the current armed struggle in Syria. "Earlier today @ReutersTech was hacked and changed to @ReutersME," said a spokesperson for Reuters, which is owned by Thomson Reuters CorpTO>. "The account has...
  • Trolls beware, Delhi police chief now on Twitter July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to reach out to more people, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has entered the world of social networking by logging into twitter. Kumar, who assumed office as Delhi Police Commissioner on June 30, started his twitter account delhipolice2 on July 13 and has had...
  • Shammi Kapoor's Twitter account hacked January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Twitter account of veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, who passed away on August 14, 2011, has been reportedly hacked. The recent tweet from his account says, "Are you serious about starting your own business in 2012? you have to check this out [URL redacted]." When you click...