#CyberFLASH: Nova Scotia – Hacked NDP Twitter account

NDP says their candidate's Twitter account was hacked

The provincial NDP party says someone hacked the Twitter account of one of their candidates, using the account to follow a slew controversial accounts that included a neo-Nazi group.

NDP candidate Becky Kent was back on the campaign trail in Eastern Passage Tuesday after the unusual activity on her account.

Very upset, very disgusted with the action,” she said.

The party said someone hacked into Kent’s account and then had her follow anti-abortionists, anti-Islamic groups, and neo-Nazi supporters.

Kent said she has no idea who would have hacked her account. Though, gaining access to someone’s Twitter account isn’t that difficult, especially when an easily-guessed password is the only thing keeping mischief-makers out.

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