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Twitter’s statement on overnight hack

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After an overnight hack on Twitter, the company released the following statement through a spokesman:

We are aware of an issue affecting a number of account holders this morning. Our teams are working at pace and taking direct action on this issue. We quickly located the source which was limited to a third party app. We removed its permissions immediately. No additional accounts are impacted. Advice on keeping your account secure can be found here.