Pakistani Journalist Hamid Mir Hacked, Sensitive Information Shared on His Twitter Account

Pakistani Journalist Hamid Mir Hacked, Sensitive Information Shared on His Twitter Account

It must be a day of huge unrest for Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir who just got his email and Twitter account hacked. An Anonymous hacker was able to get into his email and Twitter account at the same time. Screenshots of some highly sensitive information was shared on his Twitter account by the hacker.

Hamid Mir, the moderator of Geo News’ most famous political talks show, Capital Talk, has more than 1.6 million followers on his verified Twitter account.

The first Tweet was published by the hacker at around 8PM PST on Tuesday.

For the next 3 and half hours, the hacker posted as much as 2 dozen Tweets, some of which included screenshots of the hacked email account. The last Tweet was sent at around 11:45 PM PST. It seems from the tweet that there is a single individual behind this hack. 

Following the hack, Hamid Mir went viral on Twitter.

Update:

Hamid Mir has finally got his account recovered with the help of Twitter Support. All Tweets made by the hacker have now been removed.

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Imran Ahmed Hunzai is a digital media consultant and co-founder of Islamabad-based digital agency Centangle Interactive . He covers stories from the Pakistani startup arena and interviews budding entrepreneurs in the region. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+