MQM claims its Twitter account was hacked

Published: May 22, 2013
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Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) official Twitter account was reportedly hacked on Wednesday, a statement on their official website claimed.

The political party added that hackers generated some “malicious” tweets from the account, for which they would not be held liable.

“MQM does not have any responsibility for the tweets made from the account while it was hacked,” the statement read.

The Coordination Committee of the MQM condemned the hack and claimed that “the elements behind it were trying to create instability in the country by fomenting unrest and bitterness.”

On May 13, unconfirmed reports surfaced that MQM’s official website was also hacked. The attack was carried out by a group that identified themselves as “Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan,” according to ProPakistani.

The MQM statement on Wednesday confirmed that its website had been hacked last week.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 22, 2013 - 11:37PM

    It is a normal practice on the twitter account.

    As soon some one tweet any news item or some other related story, whether it is an organization or an individual account, one has to write twitter ID and password and from there the twitter accounts are hacked.

    It has happened many times to me and every time I have to change my password.

    On the top of it, there are so many people who send “funny tweets”, and if one goes to check those tweets, again one has to write the twitter ID and password and from there again, the twitter account is hacked.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    May 23, 2013 - 12:14AM

    Someone please do favour the nation and hack the MQM as a whole.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    May 23, 2013 - 1:54AM

    @Nasir Mahmood:
    “Someone please do favour the nation and hack the MQM as a whole.”

    .
    Credit goes to you for a special brand of humour.

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