Russia tried to hack over 10,000 Pentagon workers' Twitter accounts: report

BY: Josh King

It looks like Russia tried to hack the Twitter accounts of Defense Department officials. TIME says over 10,000 Pentagon Twitter users were sent these seemingly innocent messages by Russia.

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Each one was reportedly tailored to suit the recipient's interests to get them to click on it. If they clicked on it, hackers would be able to take over the user's account, computer and cell phone.

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Protip: Don’t give the Russians classified information. #Classified101
Protecting our national security is one of the most important tasks a president has, and Trump is failing at it.
Next time somebody says revealing unconstitutional mass surveillance to the press crossed a line, show them this:
Shocking actions for any American President but sadly unsurprising coming from President Trump.
NEW: Statement from @SpeakerRyan came. “We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount." (1/2)
THIS: .@SpeakerRyan statement on WaPo story (2/2): "The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration."
If true, deeply disturbing...
@benjaminwittes @BlogsofWar An eloquent friend who has served at high levels just said to me, "For the first time i…
This was a joke when I tweeted it. Turned out to be real.
This is unacceptable, completely unacceptable...
If true, this is a slap in the face to the intel community. Risking sources & methods is inexcusable, particularly…
All 3 statements sent via @PressSec: Tillerson, McMaster & Powell 👇👇
In 2011, Republican senators added amendment No. 1310 to NDAA to bar sharing classified info on MD with Russians. Will they speak out now?
Pelosi: Trump has "jeopardized the security of the American people."
If the Washington Post report is true, it is very disturbing. Revealing classified information at this level is extremely dangerous.
Report that Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russians is deeply disturbing. House Intel needs to be…

TIME says this was all mentioned in a report to U.S. counterintelligence officials in March. It's also not known if any devices or accounts were actually hacked. But, apparently this took place after the 2016 election.

The problem isn't just in the United States. Experts believe Russian' hackers even leaked French president Emmanuel Macron's emails just days before France's recent election.

But one cybersecurity expert says that until we fix our own strategies in cyber warfare, "we will continue to struggle with cyber-enhanced information operation campaigns."

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