Numerous High-Profile Twitter Account Hacked, Post Swastikas, Pro-Erdogan, "NaziHolland" Messages

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The diplomatic spat between Turkey and the Netherlands spilled into the internet on Wednesday after a large number of Twitter accounts including news agencies, and political entities were hacked by a pro-Turkish group and posted content supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his feud with Europe, with hashtags in Turkish reading “NaziGermany” and “NaziHolland.”

As Bloomberg reports, the messages and swastikas appeared on the verified Twitter accounts of German newspaper Die Welt, Forbes Magazine, Duke University, BBC North America, UNICEF, and Reuters Japan. Also targeted were the Twitter accounts of the European Parliament, French politicians like Alain Juppé, Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure, among others. The attacks, which appeared to be simply a form of political vandalism, used the hashtags #Nazialmanya or #Nazihollanda.

The tweets included a swastika and described the attack as a “little Ottoman slap.” “See you on April 16,” they read, referring to the date of Turkey’s referendum to grant more powers to Erdogan, and finish with: “What did I write? Learn Turkish.” A four-minute video attached to the tweets begins with an Erdogan speech in which he says: “If we’re going to die, let’s die like men.” It then features scenes from various Erdogan speeches, starting with his showdown with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres in Davos in 2009, as a campaign song chanting his name, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” plays in the background.

Following the hijacking, BBC North America tweeted that it “temporarily lost control” of its account, but normal service has resumed. Some of the tweets have been deleted.

Shortly after the attacks, Twitter spokeswoman Kaori Saito said that the source of issue affecting a number of accounts was limited to third party app and its permissions were removed immediately. Twitter Counter, a marketing tool that allows people and companies to track their popularity on Twitter, said it’s now blocking people from postings through its system while it studies the issue. The company says it has more than 2 million users and tracks more than 350 million Twitter accounts.

“Our app has been used. It’s pending further investigation,” said Twitter Counter Chief Executive Officer Omer Ginor. “We are aware of the situation and have started an investigation into the matter.”  Twitter Counter reported an attack in November in which accounts from Sony Corp., Viacom Inc., Microsoft Corp. and others were compromised and posting spam messages. Twitter Counter apologized and said it had fixed the problem. 

“We are aware of an issue affecting a number of account holders this morning,” said Twitter Inc. company spokeswoman Kaori Saito. “We quickly located the source which was limited to a third party app. We removed its permissions immediately. No additional accounts are impacted.”

Ginor said the company had reached “95 percent certainty” that it had fixed the problem after being hacked in November. The company couldn’t be sure a hacker was “still lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the opportunity.”  

As Bloomberg notes, the incidents show the indirect ways hackers can take over a company’s Twitter feed. Twitter Counter is one of many companies that plug into Twitter to provide marketing and analytics tools for people, businesses and other groups. Companies including Time Inc., Netflix Inc., Chevron Corp. and YouTube use Twitter Counter, according to its website.

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DownWithYogaPants's picture

I do not consider state intelligence hacking "cool".  I consider it the act of a square.  People who use their government funded positions to oppress.

Never One Roach's picture

All these people throw the word "Nazi" aournd it has lost all of its original meaning.

In any case, the term does not apply to 99% of the stuff going on out there. Similar to screaming "Raucism."

When you have no logical argument, you scream one of these words. When you hear someone call you "Nazi" or "Raycist" then you know you have won the argument.

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PT's picture

Hitler, Nazi, Racist, Sexist, Homophobe, Xenophobe, Russian, Russian  / North Korean / Chinese Hackers, equality, discrimination, ... and a whole lot of other words I can't think of right now, they've all been abused to the point where they have lost all meaning.  We're going to need a new dictionary.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

It is strange that Turkey is help Wilders get elect now
The globalists are helping Wilders and Le Pen get elected

the tribesmen ALWAYS bet on both dogs in EVERY dogfight...

BobEore's picture

Not when you think it through...

Once the ONEMEDIA smokescreens evaporate, we see a man desperate to keep his new masters happy. RTE was kept on by the Russo-Sraeli tactical alliance which muscled him out of power end of June last, as a figurehead through whom they could work the dark magic of the talmudist agenda to break up Europe and turn the resulting chaos into yet another

conquest of the NEW JERUSALEM which waits in the wings while America goes through the throes of it's own dissolution - as per the mandate of it's new GOLDMANITE GOVERNMENT.

The template was all there, as of last summer - the head of state who circumvents the media by using social media to directly communicate with their "audience" of citizen/victims. Trumpy picked that one up directly from Recip, who in turn was instructed in it's use by the newly arrived Mossadist 'experts' seeded into every element of the Ankara regime's functions. No one paid attention to the ominous parallel.

Speaking of figureheads... Trumpy's time is almost used up - and once it is, the new masters of a fallen Merika aren't going to need the mask of anymore 'reality tv' stars in order to operate their very own talmudist terror state.

Wilders and co. are tools of the talmudist deception, tasked with taking Europe down, the same way the phony right-left bs will dissolve Amerika into civil war - as such, they are Erdo colleagues in chaos. Typical hegelian 'resolution of opposites!

Puppets in a row - all fall down when the master barks. Turn Europe into a refugee hellhole, then turn Turkey into a jihadist run puppet state charged with breaking up NATO and turning over it's territory for use as a pipelineistan anchor for the forthcoming Sreali-Russo-Persian energy monopoly imposed upon a Europe with no longer a Merikan ally to come to the rescue.

Writing's on the wall - right before the eyes of a purposefully deaf n blind media tasked with distracting the dupes till it's too late to fight back. Might already be - given the hordes of witless morons who bray for their own extermination here and every other on-line venue!

eDIT - WAAAAIT! What's this? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-15/trump-nominates-another-goldman...?

MAGA dudes {Make America Goldman's Asset} Told ya dawgs...

 

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"It is strange that Turkey is help Wilders get elect now"

Ironically, Wilders and LePen also may help Erdogan attain his dream of Sultan. 

 

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

this is the  CIA's back gate flapping off its hinges that Vault #7 warned us about

nmewn's picture

Cool ain't it.

And Trump did a HALO jump from this flaming wreck only what, last week? 

Still winning!

mily's picture

"Parrallel world" as spooks like to call it

mily's picture

BTW would recommend "By way of deception" by ex mosad spook, to realise how well jewz are organised...

Lumberjack's picture

Tay got loose again! Her first Birthday is 3/24

https://www.google.com/amp/gizmodo.com/here-are-the-microsoft-twitter-bo...

What I want to see is Valerie Jarrett's returns ;)

Arnold's picture

Thanks LJ,
I couldn't remember the name of that free range AI for the life of me.

buzzsaw99's picture

professor chaos at work no doubt

PT's picture

Must've been Russian hackers.  I've been hearing lots of bad things about Russian hackers lately.  Or it could have been Chinese hackers.  Or North Korean hackers.  They were in the news not long ago.

Or it could be the NSACIAAlphabetGoogleFaceBookMicrosoft complex that just so happens to be able to do these things.

Lumberjack's picture

Nah, it was Tay's daddy. I hear he makes $7000 a month working out if a basement in McLean. Gotta pay child support somehow....

Dr. Engali's picture

Associating Hitler with people you don't agree with never gets old. It's like a big Oprah give away..., You're Hitler, no you're Hitler, that guy over there is Hitler. Everyone is Hitler but me.

PT's picture

I spelt it out above.  But I can't help repeating myself.  Terrible habit I've been having lately.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/godwins-law

Pliskin's picture

I'm Hitler, and so's my wife!

BorisTheBlade's picture

Godwin's law was proven to work countless times over internet history, it now extends into real world politics. Hitler proliferates.

quadraspleen's picture

Love that it was an aid to narcissism that allowed the hack. If you need to use an app to track your popularity on twitter you're more fucked than you'll ever realise and you deserve to have your accounts hacked. Losers.

Shroud 7's picture

I kinda don't understand how you'd need an extra app to track your popularity for a site that...tracks your popularity. People download anything that promises them the world it seems.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

i dont know shit from clay, but im guessing the app gives you greater sophistication - which would be useful if you have hundreds of thousands of followers and derive revenue from online activities. Which makes one wonder why twitter doesnt offer a twitter 'Premium'

 

which, if it was offered and included a promise of no shadowbanning - I'd buy to spam the shit outta pizzagate

Kefeer's picture

Or mindless farm and candy games!

Shroud 7's picture

Nice job, Jack. Make it 'difficult to be a conservative', but let this crazy shit fly.

Arnold's picture

Makes me almost want to establish a twitter beach head.\

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. Winston Churchill
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu161337.html

SMC's picture

The Netherlands have gone full FUBAR, have to side with Turkey on this one.

Turkey could easily accelerate the fall of the EU (and NATO?) into months instead of years. Place enough operatives in the refugee swarm aka "cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war".

Joe A's picture

Really? Turkey is calling everybody in Europe nazis, fascists, Hitler, Mussolini and Franco but NL is the one that has gone FUBAR?

Overdrawn's picture

Who the fuck wants to learn Turkish?  What use is a regional language outside the region? Anyway, most Turks speak English.

AlexCharting's picture

Sounds suspicious... its like they DELIBERATELY wanted it to look like Turkey did it. They went overboard in the process, better luck next time. 

PT's picture

Vault 7 told us that the CIA could arrange ALL the ones and zeroes in any order they like.

I'm not 100% up to speed with encryption but it still surprises me if they were the only ones.

PT's picture

Why did the Turkey cross the road?
Becoz Russian Hackers.

Sorry.  I'm not very good at this.  Shoulda kept my day job.

EvilScientist's picture

Yup, the genocidal turks are calling others Nazis. How ironic!

First they wiped out the armenians, now the kurds. Maybe they will create enough space in their country so they can take back the turkish diaspora! Maybe then they could shut up because they don' t have to send their politicians around real Europe to incite the turkish population / 5th column...

Kefeer's picture

Europe the failed union and getting closer to collapse with each passing month.

buzzsaw99's picture

i know i am. thinking about growing a little mustache even.

scoutshonor's picture

Not long ago we were all Charlie--now we are all Hitler.  The world--she turns too fast.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

"we are all Henry Ford", sounds more internationally acceptable...

IranContra's picture

What do you expect? Erdogan peed on the luciferians' World War III birthday candles.

Arnold's picture

By staging his own coup?

Making Merica Great Again's picture

Say "NO" to Retardism! See you all in 16th April. Peace.

Joe A's picture

Europe according to Erdogan & co:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6x3_rzXUAI_Yks.jpg

Turkish EU minister compares NL with North Korea and Erdogan's advisor says that Dutch soldiers harvested organs from Muslim kids in Bosnia and trafficked women there. That is after they claimed that Dutchbat killed 8000 Muslims in Srebrenica.

https://twitter.com/abdbozkurt/status/841950132497219585

More humorous updates on this: https://twitter.com/abdbozkurt?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Dutch reaction: http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2...

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Where would those ungrateful Turkish pukes be if the USA didn't supply them with those fine Winchester lever-action rifles with which they committed the Armenian genocide?

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

can't Twitter just block all the Turkish IPs???

is this Turkish cyber attack to hack the Dutch elections going to be commented by the fake news?

"On Wednesday morning, two major publicly subsidized voter information websites were offline, targeted by a DDoS cyber attack.It was not clear whether Wednesday's attack was related to the row with Turkey, which also led to the temporary defacement of numerous small websites in the Netherlands."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election-open-idUSKBN16M0MB
http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.777382

Bryan's picture

Watch out for those Phishing emails - just ask Podesta!  lol