Twitter warns of potential state-sponsored cyberattack

Social media platform Twitter has warned some users that state-sponsored cyberattackers may have tried to access personal information in their accounts, reports Reuters.

The report indicates Twitter has no indication the hackers obtained any sensitive information. An organization that received the notice from Twitter, a nonprofit in Winnipeg, Canada called Coldhak, said in the report the notice said attackers may have sought out email addresses, IP addresses and phone numbers.

Twitter has not provided information about the attack or possible suspects, according to the report, only that a "small group of accounts" were targeted, according to the report.

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