Twitter has become an integral part of the way we use the web on a daily basis, and any service with that kind of popularity is going to be a target for hackers. Malicious individuals taking over people's Twitter accounts seems to have become an all-too-regular occurrence lately, with everyone from Burger King to the Associated Press having their respective accounts commandeered. You can follow the ongoing struggles — and Twitter's attempts to solve the problems — right here.
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