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

21 Feb 2013

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.

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.


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years