Social Media

U of Washington-Madison Twitter Account Up and Running After Hack

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) yesterday morning had its Twitter account (@UWMadison) hacked by an unauthorized user. The account, which has about 160,000 followers, published four tweets before UW-M staff became aware of the breach.

According to a university statement, “A specific cause has not yet been identified, but University Communications will undertake a review of its social media account security in the wake of the disruption.”

The tweets, which included profane language, have been removed and account "has been fully restored."

UW-M reminded students to use strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and other security tips for Twitter.

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