SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Twitter is warning some users they may have been targets of a cyber-attack from a state-sponsored group.
Last week, notices were sent out to a “small group of accounts,” mostly political activists, security researchers in western countries.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Marin County Set To Expand Eligibility; Seniors Say Finding Appointments Still A Challenge
Just received this email from Twitter suggesting my account may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors. pic.twitter.com/QLcCzsHphw
— Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) December 11, 2015
Users were advised to visit the “Tor Project” or the Electronic Frontier Foundation to find anti-surveillance technology and practices.READ MORE: Stunning Yellow Superbloom Pops Up In Half Moon Bay - 'It's Perfect'
— Proxy Observer (@proxy_observer) December 14, 2015MORE NEWS: COVID: Santa Clara Supervisors Approve $5/Hour Grocery Worker Hazard Pay
Tor is free software that claims to protect users from surveillance by creating a network pathway of encrypted connections. Sources and destinations are harder to trace.