Oct 18, 2023

Twitter glitch allows CIA informant channel to be hijacked

A cyber-security researcher has exploited a glitch on the CIA's official Twitter account, to hijack a channel used for recruiting spies. Kevin McSheehan was able to redirect potential CIA contacts to his own Telegram channel. The CIA is a US government organisation known for gathering secret intelligence information, often over the internet, from a vast network of spies and tipsters around the world. At some point after 27 September, the CIA had added to its X profile page a link - https://t. The channel said, in Russian: "Our global mission demands that individuals be able to reach out to CIA securely from anywhere," while warning potential recruits to "Be wary of any channels that claim to represent the CIA".

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