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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:59 PM

NBC reporter's Twitter account posts Trump threats, Turkish propaganda after apparent hack

This image of a tweet from Ayyildiz Tim’s Twitter account shows that NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander’s account appears to have been hijacked Sunday by Turkish hackers.

By Kristine Phillips

August 12 at 11:32 AM

The Twitter account of NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander appears to have been hijacked by hackers claiming to represent Turkey’s “cyber army.”

For at least a half-hour Sunday morning, Alexander’s Twitter account was filled with such tweets: “Mr Trump, we will tear down blood vessels of those who are hostiles to TURKIYE. Be wise and learn about Turkish people in history.”

Another tweet says: “Turkey was born again on July 15, 2016, while we are planning to destroy with FETO and coup attempt. Now we are trying to do with economic crisis. You remember how did we destroy Iraq with lies? TARGET TURKIYE, LAST CASTLE STANDING.” The tweet refers to a failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It also appears to reference President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.

The hackers also littered Alexander’s account with images and videos in support of Turkey and showing Erdogan.

Alexander’s Twitter account lost its verified blue check mark after the hackers added a “v” to his Twitter handle, changing it to @PeterAlexanderv.


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Initech Aug 2018 #1

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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:36 PM

1. Our cyber security is worthless right now.

We have got to get our shit together or it's going to keep happening again and again and again.

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