“The suspect, who used the pseudonym "Hacker Croll", had no specialist training, Adeline Champagnat, head of the French central office against online fraud, told Reuters news agency.”

-BBC News

Apparently, those “secure questions” all those websites have us fill out are not as secure as we would like to believe

“The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.”


Yet another reason political members of any government should be carefully watched in their use of technology; if only for their own safety – if not for their countries. 

“The hackers found a way to take over the online tools used by Twitter’s support team to post the false updates or tweets, Twitter said in a blog posting.”


See, you can’t always trust things to be “trustworthy” on the internet.  When you don’t use something for over three months, people do yourself a favor and close the account; erase as much as you can of your activities with that website or online activity.  Obama, no offence meant to the man, would have been wise to close his Twitter if he hasn’t used it in over a whole year.  I’m already making plans to close my Twitter because I’ve only used it maybe twice in the entire time I’ve had it and it’s a waste of my time – plus I keep forgetting my password. 😀


You can find more detailed reports of the hacker story at CNN and Foxnews, but remember because its outside of American jurisdiction, you’re not going to hear a copious amount on the incident.