Hackers at war … with themselves! Rustle League claims Anonymous Twitter hack

21 Feb 2013219 Views

Hacker group Rustle League has claimed to have hacked the Twitter account of better known hacker collective Anonymous, @Anon_Central, which has 160,000 followers.

According to a BBC report, the account was hacked last night, in a week that saw a number of high-profile Twitter accounts hacked, including those of Burger King, Jeep and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Sophos Security blogger Graham Cluley reckons the hack occurred because of lax password security.

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However, from reading the Twitter exchanges on @Anon_Central, Anonymous tweeters don’t seem too bothered but have promised reciprocal action against Rustle League.

One tweet mentioned Anonymous publishing email exchanges between Rustle League and the FBI as a form of reprisal.

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