Many high profile Twitter accounts such as BBC, the European Parliament, Duke University, Nike Spain, celebrities and more were compromised early Wednesday morning with ties related to Turkish political motifs. The volatility in Turkey’s political environment continues to rise as Turkish voters head to the polls next month. People are tracking hacked accounts through monitoring the hashtags: #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda.
Sources believe that the hackers gained control of these accounts through a third party application called The Counter. You can control which third party apps have access to your twitter account through the settings and privacy option on your twitter account (Settings and privacy > Apps, and manually revoke access). Now is a good time to start cleaning up what third party app’s have access to not only your twitter account but other social media accounts and private information as well.