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Child Abuse Images Discovered by Hackers Force Twitter to Close Down Over Half a Dozen Accounts

by Kathy Jones on  December 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Twitter revealed that it has closed over half a dozen accounts after it was brought to notice that they contained images of child abuse.
 Child Abuse Images Discovered by Hackers Force Twitter to Close Down Over Half a Dozen Accounts
Child Abuse Images Discovered by Hackers Force Twitter to Close Down Over Half a Dozen Accounts
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According to a Children charity group, NSPCC, the graphic pictures were apparently made public after hacking groups claimed to have broken into private accounts to expose their indecent content.

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The charity said it received a 'flurry' of reports overnight relating to at least half a dozen Twitter accounts which were later disabled.

According to the Guardian, the accounts will now be probed in the US, where the micro-blogging site is based.

The charity group said that the hackers apparently opened up a number of private accounts, which were previously kept hidden from public view

It remains unclear whether any of the images were uploaded by a British user or a user based abroad, the paper said.

Source: ANI
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